James Torrence Smith, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Arlington.
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Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 5500 Mansfield Road, Arlington with Reverend Craig Sanders officiating. Inurnment: 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 27, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, lls.org or to the New Day program c/0 Grace Presbyterian Church, gpcarlington.org.
James was born on January 11, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William Torrence Smith and Carra Elena Bond Smith. He served in the U.S. Army. James was employed by Johnson and Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He moved with the company to Arlington, Texas. A resident of Arlington for 39 years, he was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
James enjoyed restoring antique automobiles. He volunteered for many years at Arlington Charities and New Day. New Day is a program at the Grace Presbyterian Church whose focus is feeding needy children. James was one of the first volunteers for this program. During his employment with Johnson and Johnson, he donated over 10 gallons of blood. He was a servant to others.
James was preceded in death by his son, Mark Smith in 2018.
Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Joan Beverly Smith; sons, Brian Smith and wife, Elaine and Daniel Smith and wife, Krista; daughter, Sheryl Young and husband, Tim; sister, Joanna Davies and husband, Don; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Wade Family Funeral Home