James Harold Smith

November 1, 1937 - November 27, 2014

11/01/1937 - 11/27/2014

Horse Shoe, NC

James Harold Smith, 77, husband of Marty Smith, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Harold was born in Burnsville, NC and was the son of the late Oval and Evelyn Stiles Smith. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and retired in 1997 from Wells Fargo as a district supervisor.

He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and a former member of Boiling Springs and Oakdale Baptist Churches. He enjoyed gospel music and fellowshipping with his Christian friends. Harold was known for his outgoing personality, love of people, and a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed by all those that loved him.

Surviving is his wife of 29 years, Marty Smith; daughters Shelly Blackburn (Brad) and Tanya Sapp; son Barry Blanton (Misty); brothers Bobby Joe Smith (Thanna) and Jack E. Smith (Toni); and five grandchildren Brady, Thomas, Sable, Garrett and Taylor.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Care Partners employees Denise Pace and Jennifer Pruett.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. David Blizzard, Rev. Chris Heffner, and Mike Goforth will officiate. Burial will take place on Monday at 11:00am in Addie Cemetery in Sylva. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Oakdale Building Fund, PO Box 127, Townville, SC 29689 or Hope Academy, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

To offer online condolences, visit www.forestlawnfuneralhome.com. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Judy Murmillo Dotson
8 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I hope you’re doing ok.

Darlene Goforth
8 years ago

Dear Marty,

Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your dear Howie. He was a dear friend and brother in Christ. He always had a smile, and made everyone feel special. His love for all of mankind was a special love. He loved you dearly, and I know that he knew in his heart how much special care and attention that you gave to him. We will miss him dearly, but earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. We love you dear friend, and are praying for you. Mike, Darlene, Jarred, Marcelle, and Mary.

Arthur and Brenda Whiteside
8 years ago


We are sorry for your loss.