James “The Great J.C” Smith Sr, age 75, of Delta, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 21, 1938 to the late George Smith and Elizabeth (Locke) Smith. J.C was an avid gun collector and on a sunny day enjoyed riding his motorcycle. His fondest hobby was flying model airplanes. In addition to his parents, J.C was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette E. Smith in 2005 and sister, Betty Taylor. He is survived by his son, James C. (Michelle) Smith Jr. of Morenci, MI; daughter, Dawn Smith of Holland, OH; brother, Frank (Shirley) Smith of Pawtucket, RI; five grandchildren and many friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; where a funeral service for J.C will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday. Pastor Jeff Davis will be officiating. Interment will follow at Raker Cemetery in Delta. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com
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