James Gullet Smith

January 14, 1936 - September 14, 2021
James Gullet Smith

James G. Smith, passed away at home unexpectedly on, September 14, 2021, at the age of 85.

He was preceded in death by his father James Smith, and mother Mittie D. Smith, wife Doris Riggs Smith, a sister Marie Smith Thompson.

James was a graduate of Whiteville High School, and he attended New Hope Baptist Church. He worked for ADM for 33 years, as a precision mechanical millwright. He was given the nickname of Hoggie, because he would work anytime he was needed. He enjoyed taking trips and going out to eat, especially at Hardees, where he met a lot of friends. He Never met a stranger, he was very generous, and if you were lucky enough to have him as a friend, you had one for life. James loved to watch westerns and loved to have company. He was UNC’s number one fan.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories: a sister: Doris Smith Hanson; four nephews: Jerry Thompson; Adam Riggs; Dale Riggs; Dean Riggs; a special friend: Margaret Smith.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:00AM, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.


Service

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
11:00 AM

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Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
(910) 799-1686

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  • September 16, 2021
    Connie lit a candle:
    Lit since September 16, 2021 at 9:05:07 PM

  • September 16, 2021
    judy foster says:
    REST IN PEACE MY SPECIAL FRIEND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING MY FRIEND

  • September 17, 2021
    Glinda Willetts Keppert says:
    We will sure miss him, he was loved by all. Our fond memories of him was coming to get our Mom and he and Doris would stay gone for hours and talking about yesteryears. He knew everyone and no one was a stranger to him.

  • September 17, 2021
    Ramona Davis says:
    I had the honor of working with Hoogie, really sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family you're in my thoughts and prayers.

  • September 19, 2021
    Jimmy Hinson says:
    May my Uncle J.G. rest in peace.