James Richard Smith, age 60, of Wilmington, NC, passed away March 4, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Smith was born in Albequerque, NM, to the late James Richard Fletcher and Arlyne Frances Angell. He was owner and operator of J&C Sportscards and Collectables. He was a US Navy Veteran and very active in various fundraisers with the Wilmington Police Department as well as other local community events. He was an avid bowler and gardner and he loved the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Survivors include his fiancé, Carol Chamberlin of Wilmington; Sons, James Richard Smith II of Austin, Texas, and Brad Sullivan of West Henrietta, New York; daughters, Amanda Lee Smith of Wallace, and Sandy Harrell (Kevin) of Wilmington; brother, William Fletcher of Pennsylvania; sisters, Barbara Corbett and Twilla Smith, both of Wallace; grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Mariah Schroeder, Nickolas Harrell and Sara Sullivan.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Warren Kennedy Jr. officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Lieutenant Mary Green, Lieutenant Kathy Cochran, Lieutenant Darrell Lanier, Corporal Alison Heflin, Corporal Brian Williams, and Officer Darrell Moore.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 PM at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.
Memorials can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401 or the UNC Cancer Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099