James Dwaine Smith, age 70, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Austin and Houston, TX died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Smith was born on July 12, 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of the late Fran Smith Peters and Ron Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Following his military tenure he began his career as a Registered Medical Technician, later working in sales for many years. He retired as a swimming pool designer for Oasis Pools. While living in Texas he was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as an Elder and taught bible study and Sunday school. Since moving to Bluffton he attended The Church of the Cross. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. Outside of work and civic involvement, he enjoyed cooking and was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his son, James Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Beth A. Smith and his brother, Ron Smith (Janet).
The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The funeral service and burial will take place at The Church of the Cross at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Church of the Cross, P.O. Box 278, Bluffton, SC 29910 or any humane society/animal shelter of choice.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Wednesday April 19th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Last saw cousin Dwaine/James and Beth 30 years ago in Houston. Took my parents and me to NASA and other attractions, made the best chicken fried steak I've ever had. Last spoke to him a few yesrs ago and he reminded me that the door was always open for a visit. Expected to see him again but he will live in memories. Farewell, and love to Beth, Ron, Janet and family and friends from my family.
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