James Thomas Smart, “Jim,” left his earthly home and entered into the gates of heaven on Monday September 6, 2021. Jim was born on May 8, 1968, to Thomas E and the late Margaret B Smart.
Jim graduated from Richmond Senior High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he played baseball. He later graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was an owner of Mabry’s Drug and Homecare in Hamlet, NC.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, step-mother Carol, and his grandparents, Rev. James R and Helen Bruce, and Norris and Ruby Smart.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Katie and Erin Margaret and their mother, Trevie; father, Thomas Smart, brother, Jeff Smart (Jami), sisters, Jennifer Greene (Jeff) and Joy Harrelson (Mitch); soulmate, Jean Turnage and her daughters Peyton and Aubrie; nieces and nephews Megan Wallace (Deven), Corey Smart (Kalei), Brooke Simmons, Will Starling (Morgan), Jenna Greene, Hunter Smart, Jackson Greene, Thomas Greene (Meagan), Ethan Greene (Joanna), Dwan Hanshaw, Peyton and Savanna Harrelson; Uncle Rhan Smart; Aunt and Uncle Martha and David Bunn; first cousins Bryan Bunn, Travis, Terri, and Ashlyn Bunn; step-sister Mica Covington, and step-brother Chris Keziah; and a host of cousins, friends, and work family.
Jim loved people and he is survived by a host of friends. His nickname of “Snuk” has stuck with him and was what his friends knew him as. His “Snuk” family, and his Mabry’s family were very important to Jim. He loved them just like his own.
Katie and Erin, Jim’s girls, were what made his world go around. They have always been Jim’s first priority and his biggest blessings. All you had to do was watch or ask him… he didn’t mind the world seeing or knowing how much he loved them.
Jim’s soulmate, Jean, and he shared a special bond, full of love, respect, and happiness. They enjoyed life with each other and together they shared their four special girls. Jean has been Jim’s angel on earth. They made each other happy and completed one another.
Jim loved his family. His dad, brother, sisters, and he shared a very close relationship. They celebrated together, laughed together, cried together, and loved the Lord together. They have always been the 4-J’s. This relationship will always be cherished, and his legacy will live on.
The family sends their heartfelt thanks to the host of prayer warriors that have stood by their sides, and spent time on their knees during Jim’s recent illness. Your kindness, friendship, thoughts, and prayers will never be forgotten.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 12:00 noon, at First Baptist Church, Hamlet. The family will receive friends at 10:30 am prior to the service. Masks are highly encouraged, even with the service being held outdoors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Hamlet, 208 Charlotte Street, Hamlet, NC 28345.
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Online condolences may be mad at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is serving the Smart family.
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