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Celebrating the life of
James Dawes Smith
September 09, 1932 - August 10, 2018
Loving and Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • No Local Service

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of All comfort give you a measure of comfort through the many prayers in your behalf (2Corinthians 1: 3, 4; Revelation 21: 3, 4).

F. F. , ,

My condolences to Carol and the rest of Jim's family. I am so sorry for your loss. "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing."- 1Corinthians 15:26

B B, , Ga

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Smith family for your loss, John 5:28,29.

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My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look foward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , , FL

My sincere condolences to the family an friends of Mr. Smith, sorry for you loss. These last days are hard to deal with an times like these make it even harder, but even though all these trials come an affect us we can have courage knowing our heavenly Father will help us in our time of need (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

James Dawes Smith, 85, died Friday, August 10, 2018 at home in Savannah, GA with Carol by his side.

Jim was born September 9, 1932 in Long Beach, CA. He was predeceased by his parents Captain Hayden Henkel Smith (USN) and Mrs. Esther Brennisen Smith; his grandparents, Mr. James P. and Emma M. Smith of Springfield, MA, and Mr. Fredrick and Mamie Dawes Brennisen of Buffalo, NY; his brother, Hayden H. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Jean.

Jim's father was a career Naval Officer so the family moved from California to Great Neck, NY back to California to Springfield, MA to Chevy Chase, MD to West Springfield, MA.
Jim attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and graduated from West Springfield High where he was Class President his Senior year. He graduated from the University Of Massachusetts where he was a Member of QTY Fraternity, serving two years as Steward. Three important events occurred in 1954, Jim graduated from college in three Years, he went to work for IBM in Hartford, CT and most importantly married the light of his life, his High School Sweetheart, Carol Leslie Taylor.

In addition to his wife Carol, Jim leaves a son, Jeffrey H. Smith of Savannah; a daughter, Debra S. Field (Bill) of East Hampton, CT; and three Grandsons, Brian Field of Hartford, CT, and Daniel and Charles Field of East Hampton.

Jim and Carol have lived in Springfield, MA, Alexandria, VA (while Jim was in the Army helping to install the Army's first Computer in the Pentagon). They returned to IBM and lived in Hartford, Vernon and Glastonbury, CT. Jim was promoted to Product Manager at IBM's White Plains, NY HQ and they lived in Wilton, CT. After four years they returned to Hartford where Jim was an Account Manager and they lived in Glastonbury, CT. Jim had a heart attack and open heart surgery in 1991 and decided to accept an early retirement offer from IBM. They found their retirement home at the Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah. Their son Jeffrey joined Jim and Carol in Savannah in 2005. In 2014 they all moved to Savannah Square, an Independent Living Retirement Facility in Savannah.

Jim belonged to the Jaycees (Director, VP), Exchange Club (Director, VP, President, State Director), Charter Member Glastonbury Hills Country Club (Handicap Chairman, Green Chairman, VP, President), Glastonbury ABC (Director, VP, President), Landings Club (Green Committee).

Besides his family and IBM, Jim was an avid golfer and ran three golf groups at the Landings. His other interest was the Glastonbury ABC House. This program is designed to take 7 or 8 disadvantaged boys from the New York City area and bring them to Glastonbury to attend the local high school. They live in a house with a staff of resident director, cook and tutor. Jim arranged a partnership with the Exchange Club to run an annual golf tournament with the proceeds to support the ABC House.

After his heart attack Jim felt that GOD had a plan for him and whatever will be will be. He also believed there might be a life for his soul after death and that too would be GOD's plan.

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Jim's name to your Charity of Choice or The Glastonbury ABC House, 1160 New London TPKE, Glastonbury, CT,06033-3053.

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I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of All comfort give you a measure of comfort through the many prayers in your behalf (2Corinthians 1: 3, 4; Revelation 21: 3, 4).

F. F. , ,

My condolences to Carol and the rest of Jim's family. I am so sorry for your loss. "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing."- 1Corinthians 15:26

B B, , Ga

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Smith family for your loss, John 5:28,29.

, ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look foward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , , FL

My sincere condolences to the family an friends of Mr. Smith, sorry for you loss. These last days are hard to deal with an times like these make it even harder, but even though all these trials come an affect us we can have courage knowing our heavenly Father will help us in our time of need (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Kay F, Savannah, Ga


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