He was preceded in death by his parents Tolbert Russell Smith and Betty Jean (Hyden) Smith. And one sister Melinda Bryant.
Survivors include his son, J.T. Smith of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. One brother Billy Smith of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
A memorial service for James will be held at Abundant Life Church in Farmington, AR, on January 6th,2018 at 3:00 PM. The address is 141 White St. Farmington, AR 72730.