By HDN Staff
Jimmie R. Smartt, Sr., 58, died at a Havre hospital of an apparent heart attack Monday, March 20, 2000.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue Christian Church with Pastor Rowlie Hutton and Pastor Jack Rampleberg officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Highland Cemetery.
Smartt was born Feb. 13, 1942 to Robert and Oma (Griffin) Smartt in Kenneth, Mo. He raised mostly in Arizona.
Smartt was in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 through 1980. His assignments included Alaska; Biloxi, Miss.; Germany; Japan; Iran. He retired in Klamath AFB, Calif. While in the service, Smartt worked in solid state devices, medical unit, radio relay equipment, small arms marksmanship, cooking and as an OJT trainer/supervisor.
Smartt married Joanne Sloan in 1964. They later divorced. He married Edie M. Hedman June 14, 1980 in Havre, where they continued to live.
After retiring from the Air Force, Smartt worked at Woolworth's, Friggstad, and owned and operated Town Pump. He later worked for Town Pump at its new store.
In 1986, Smartt received his bachelor of arts degree in technology business from Northern Montana College.
Smartt's hobbies included photography, cars, watching auto racing, hunting, computers, collecting car models, and surfing the Internet. He was a member of Sixth Avenue Christian Church and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Smartt was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Edie; daughters Kim Adams and Dawna McDeavitt, both of Butler, Pa., and Jamie, Shannon and Katlyn Smartt, all of Havre; son, Jim Smartt Jr., of Butler, Pa., and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sixth Avenue Christian Church Building Fund.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.