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Obituary - James Robert Smith

James Robert Smith passed away of natural causes November 15, 2022 in Bremerton, Washington.

James was born November 3, 1954 in Havre, MT to Leon and Evelyn Smith. He grew up in Hingham, MT and graduated from Hingham High School in 1973.

James enlisted in the US Navy in 1974. He was stationed aboard the USS Bristol County LST-1198. While in the Navy, James received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Award (2 Awards), Expert .45 CaL: Pistol, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and M-14 Marksman. He was discharged from the Navy April, 1983 as an Engineman 1st Class, EN 1, E-6.

After leaving the Navy, James worked at the Bremerton Naval Repair facility repairing and rebuilding torpedoes until he retired. James was diagnosed with Parkinsons 20 years ago. His sister Lynn and husband John were care takers for James. James favorite hobbies were wood working and fishing. 

James was preceeded in death by his parents, Leon and Evelyn, and sister Wanda Mills.

He is survived by his daughter, Tasha (Skylar) Wood of Bremerton WA, brother, Larry (Wanita) Smith, Kalispell, MT; sisters Lynn (John) Paasch and Linda Smith of Bremerton WA and Pam (David) Wilson of Havre, MT and many numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations in James's name can be made to the North Star School Foundation in Hingham, MT or the Parkinson Foundation.

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