James Richard Smith

September 16, 1952 - March 4, 2013
James Richard Smith


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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  • March 24, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4…states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope thiese words give you a new hope.

  • March 06, 2013
    curtis wasner says:
    i've known jim for quite some time, he is a good friend and will be missed greatly. rip my friend

  • March 05, 2013
    Ernest Boykin says:
    I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Jimmy. He was a great classmate of GHS in our class of 1971. My thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family in this time of great loss. May time truly help to ease your sorrow.

  • March 06, 2013
    Kenneth Anderson says:
    I would like to convey my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Carol and all the members of Jimmy's family. He was one of my best classmates at Garland High School. I will always cherish his friendship and the fond memories of our youth. He will be sorely missed and I regret that it had been a very long time since last we saw each other. May God comfort all of you in this time of loss and sadness. With sincerest regards, Kenneth Anderson, Wichita, KS

  • March 06, 2013
    Jim & Janice Sullivan says:
    Carol Jim & I were so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great man. You will be in our prayers.