James Smith

August 18, 1945 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 76)

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James H. Smith, Sr, 76, passed away on April 14, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 18, 1945, in Butler, PA, the son of the late Harvey & Dorothy (Piper) Smith.

            James worked at Pullman Standard from 1964 to 1982.  Following his tenure at Pullman Standard, James owned his own auto body garage until he retired.  He married the love of his life, Donna Davidson, on December 10, 1963, in Butler, PA.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage in December 2021.  His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his brother, Herb and two sisters, Pauline and Sue.  He is survived by his wife Donna (Davidson) Smith, sons James H. Smith, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Joplin, MO; Jeffrey Smith and his wife Carol of Butler; Jay Smith and his wife Sharon of New Wilmington; and daughter Terri McAllister and her husband Richard of Butler.  His sisters, MaryAnn McCandless of Butler and Pearl Cranmer and her husband Lloyd of Butler; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends received on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 5-7 PM at the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD, BUTLER, PA 16001. WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. A prayer service will immediately follow in the funeral home.

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