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“You are missed "Little Man" ”
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Smith, James E passed Monday, September 15, 2018 Age 53 years. Funeral Service on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM at St Joseph Catholic Church . Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at St Joseph Catholic Church. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at http://www.jcbattleandsonsfuneralhome.com

James E. Smith Life story;

Smith, James Earl, beloved son of Shirley Mae Smith and Melvin Earl Kinny (deceased), loving brother of Willie Casey Smith, cherished father of James Demetrius Brown (deceased) and devoted friend to countless cousins and friends. Passed away Friday, September 15, 2018. Age 53 years. Visitation on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12:00 PM. All services to be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 745 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. JC Battle & Sons are handling the arrangements. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at http://www.jcbattleandsonsfuneralhome.com.
James' life was a medically challenging one, yet filled with the love of family and friends, who enriched his days in every possible way. Many in his family called him "Little Man," but he was anything but small in terms of his devotion and commitment to his family and friends. Love was the essence of James who, by his mother's account, treasured each moment he spent with her and with his brother Willie ("Sparky"). He craved Shirley's fine cuisine of chicken, greens, desserts, and other delicacies that he and his brother believed no restaurant could match. No matter where these brothers were in their daily travels, they never missed a meal with Mom.
James was an avid sports' fan, with great interest in the Reds, Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys. On occasion, he even donned a Dallas helmet for the family's amusement. Nothing, however, took his and his mother's focus from wrestling, which over the years they watched on television with great enthusiasm. James never met a stranger and was a loyal and steadfast friend to many, especially his best friend, Darryl Chaney. It is truly a testament to his character and faith that he found the simple moments of life to be the important ones.
Yes, James with be truly missed, but his kindness, courage, and enthusiasm for life will carry his legacy forward in those he leaves behind.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 745 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203