James Dewey Smith, 88, of Harrisburg, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020. Born April 9, 1932 in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James and Ruth Puryear Smith. James graduated from Needham Broughton High School. He began his career with Southern Bell right out of high school, before serving his country in the United States Army and Army Reserves. Once honorably discharged, James continued his career with Southern Bell now AT&T. While he began his career as a line technician, Mr. Smith worked his way up in the company before retiring as part of Senior Management.
James is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie Moore Smith; son, Jeffrey Scott Smith and his wife, Laura; step-daughter, Deborah Smith; granddaughter, Kylie Smith; step-grandchildren, Logan Smith, Emily Smith, Chris Hord and his wife, Julie, and Haley Laing and her husband, George; step-great-grandchildren, Gabriel Smith, Quinn Smith, Allie Barker, Chloe Barker, and Cohen Hord; brothers-in-law, Frank and Jo Ann Moore, Jim and Mary Ann Moore, Guy and Donna Moore, Paul and Laura Moore, Steve and Doris Cole, Tina Moore and Mildred Moore; and many more loving family and friends.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, David Smith; step-daughter, Sharon Hord and her husband, Rick; and step-son-in-law, Chip Smith.