Jim ‘John’ Smith

Jim “John” Smith, 83, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Cobden. 

He was born on Oct. 18, 1936, in Salem, the son of Sam and Gladys Phelps Smith. 

He married Betty J. Shepard on May 9, 1959. She preceded him in death on July 1, 2008. 

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Charles) Clements; his grandchildren, Floyd, Stephen, Gene and Katie Smith and Jimmy Dodson; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death his wife; his parents; two sons, Samuel and Scott Smith; and his siblings.

He had worked as a farm hand, primarily at local orchards.

Private graveside services and interment will take place at Casper Cemetery near Anna.

Memorials can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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