A memorial service for James Edward Smith, 67, longtime resident of Brown County, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Brownwood. Services are under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

He passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

James was born in Brownwood to Velma Wright and Felix Smith. He proudly served in the United States Army in the Vietnam war from 1970 to 1972. On April 6, 1999, he married Bobbie Wood.

Survivors include his brother, Curtis Rambo of Bangs; sister, Sharon Goforth of Amarillo; stepchildren, John, Sandy and Ivalena; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.

He was preceded by his wife, Bobbie Smith, and her son Bill; his mother, Velma Wright; his father, Felix Smith; a sister; and several brothers.