September 20, 2017
James R. Smith, 73, town of Theresa, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Jim was born in Alexandria Bay on October 30, 1943, son of William E. and Betty Hall Smith. He retired from Department of Public Works, Ft. Drum. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and spending time with his family. Jim was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and was a giving and selfless man.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda; four children, Cory Smith, MS, Lief Smith and wife, Dimple, TX, Stephanie Medina, NH, and Jennifer Albridge and wife, Shawna, NH; five grandchildren, Harmony, Cara, Eva, Cayla, and Hector; step mother, Bethany Smith, Chaumont Bay; three brothers, Mark L. Smith and companion, Kristy, Brewerton, W. Gary Smith and wife, Debbie, Carthage, and Michael L. Smith and wife, Deborah, Cheyenne, WY; sister, Lisa M. Smith, Bowling Green, KY; aunt, Marion Huddleston, Philadelphia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Jim's name to either Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18, 216 Haley St., Watertown, NY 13601 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Online condolences to his family may be made at at www.cummingsfuneral.com.