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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:10 pm 
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I wanna share all the pics that others have posted for those who cannot see the thread over there.



From the 2011 meet
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Wish I would have gotten in the picture at the 2011 meet. I was there...was where I bought TQ!


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Great pictures. Thanks a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:26 pm 
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found this picture on the wiki a while back.
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:37 pm 
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For an old man it sure looks like he knew his way around a computer! :)

I wish I would have talked with him more whenever I saw him at the 2011 Meet.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:46 pm 
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That is probably his office at the University of Arkansas. He did computer stuff. What do you mean old guy, he was only a few years older than me? :D

Jimmie M. Smith

May 10, 2013

Jimmie M. Smith, 71, passed away May 7, 2013. Jimmie was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Texarkana to parents Bonnie McCoy and Carlotta Smith.
Jimmie attended First Pentecostals of Benton. He retired from UALR, where he was an IT specialist. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a civil engineer and a Microsoft engineer with certifications in C++ and Cisco.
He enjoyed sky-diving, car racing and the Richard Petty Driving Experience which he had participated in several times. He was an avid photographer and had a darkroom where he developed his own film. He loved boating, reading Sci-Fi and restoring antique automobiles, particularly AMC Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his father; his son, Bryan David Smith; and his brother, Phillip Ray Smith.
Jimmie is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Smith of Mabelvale; two daughters, Kimberly Ann Watkins and husband Ken of Portland, Tenn., and Dawn Weber of Pennsylvania; a son-in-law, Bill Weber of Pennsylvania; two sons, Bradley Dean Sherr of Florida and Benjamin P. Sherr II and wife Michelle of Virginia; her mother, Carlotta Smith of Lake Village; two sisters, Dot Lynn Hackett and husband John of Prescott and Bonnie Margaret Mazzanti and husband Richard of Lake Village; two brothers, Phillip Dean Smith of Longview, Texas, and Bruce Allen Smith and wife Lisa of Lake Village; four grandchildren, Michael Raywood and wife Jamie, Andrew Parrish Sherr, Bryan Mitchell Sherr and Christian Joseph Sherr; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many family and friends, all of whom loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel, 322 N. Market, Benton. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, at at Williamson Cemetery in Sales, La.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, prior to the funeral service. For more information, call 501-778-7100

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:51 pm 
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...and restoring antique automobiles, particularly AMC Eagles.

LOVE that they included the Eagle.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
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Thanks for the obituary Doug.

His schooling and job shows why he was so good with computers! :)

I'd love to see some of his photography he developed!

And I'm just now finding out we shared a birthday! Though he was born a few years before me! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:50 am 
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last night I sent a pm to Ben with a link to this thread. I got a pm back, which I checked with him to see if I could post it here, which he ok'd so here it is.

Bjay65 wrote:
Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading the posts and seeing the pics. Seems a few folks were surprised an old feller like Jimmie was so computer literate. They would be even more surprised to find out he didn't get started in computers until his late 50's. Jimmy grew up building roads. His family business was as the dirt work subcontractors on highway projects throughout the mid-south. He spent some time operating landfills but got tired of playing with, as he put it "O.P.G." - other people's garbage. Jimmie just wasn't the kind of guy who accepted that he couldn't do things. If he saw something he wanted to do, he just quietly went about doing it. It didn't strike me until he was on his way out just how many "Jimmie Smith" stories I've told over the years, and how much his insights had effected my own life. There are Image few "good men" left in the world. Now there is one less.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Jim
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Never met the man or had any contact with him, but never heard anything but good things about him. Always sad to lose someone, but even more so when it's someone like that. My prayers & sympathy to the family in this tough time.


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