James Daniel Smith, 46, affectionately known by many as “Danny,” passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home.
A resident of Jesup for the past five years and former resident of Waycross, James was born on November 14, 1974 in Albany, Georgia. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1994 and worked numerous jobs throughout his lifetime in the security field. James volunteered with the Ware County Volunteer Fire Department and was an avid Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldog fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Owen Smith, Sr. and his father-in-law, Carroll King.
Survivors include his wife, Ashlee King Smith of Jesup; mother, Gloria Henderson and husband, Steve of Blackshear; children, Amber Miller of Sacramento, CA, Eli Smith of Blackshear and Christopher Smith of Jesup; siblings, Bill Smith of Las Vegas, Debra Smith of Waycross and Les Smith and Angela Thompson. A host of aunts and uncles including a special aunt Millie Wilke of Blackshear also survive along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Elder Jason Deal officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Army. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will be held privately in Shiloh Cemetery.
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