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James "JB" Smith

December 1, 1926 November 29, 2019
James "JB" Smith
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Obituary for James "JB" Smith

James “JB” Smith, age 93 of Paducah, Ky passed away at 4:10 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Ray & Kat Eckstein Hospice Care Center. JB was a long time member of Broadway Church of Christ where he served as Deacon and did maintenance at the church for many years. He was a graduate of Reidland High School and served in U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Union Carbide and owned his own heating and air-conditioning business for many years.

JB enjoyed salmon fishing, camping, traveling and was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Morris and Carol Cain; two sons, Tom Warren and wife, Carol, Mike Smith and wife Debby all of Paducah; seven grandchildren, Cindy (Jeff) Walker, Pam Morris, Christie (Clint) Barrow, Bret (Summer) Morris, Steve (Michelle) Warren, Karen (John) Latham and Shellie (Deron) Parks; 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and several cousins.

Preceding in death was his wife Maxine Pirtle Smith; parents, Bradley & Lena Legate Smith; one brother, Charles Smith.

Services will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral of Paducah with Andy Clausen and Bret Morris officiating. Entombment will follow at Brook Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The family would like to say Thank You to Ina Glick, Lourdes Hospice and Professional Case Management for the excellent care, love and compassion that they gave to JB Smith.

Expression of sympathy may be made to New Pathways for Children, P.O. Box 10, Melber, KY 42069-0010 or Cassidy Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy, 6075 Clinton Road, Paducah, KY 42001.

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5:00 PM 12/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah
120 Memorial Dr. Paducah 42001 KY
United States





11:00 AM 12/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah
120 Memorial Dr. Paducah 42001 KY
United States

Cemetery Details


Brook Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

780 North Friendship Road
Paducah, KY 42001

780 North Friendship Road Paducah 42001 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cassidy's Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy

6075 Clinton Road
Paducah, KY 42001

New Pathways for Children

PO Box 10
Melber, KY 42069-0010

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