Born On: March 09, 1958

Passed On: August 30, 2019

James A. Smith

James Allen Smith, age 61, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born in Muskegon on March 9, 1958 to Frank and Angeline Smith. Jim is survived by his wife of 18 years, Barb; children, Jamie and Jason Smith; 2 step-sons, Joe Felt and Nick Metheny; 10 grandchildren, Saadi, Shaan, Shaad, Donavan, McKynna, Destiny Star Lynn, Dylan, Decoda, Logan and Emma; sister, Doris Massey; sister-in-law, Cathy Golightly; brother-in-law, Joe Laban; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank Smith and a sister, Mary Lewis. Jim worked at Quality Car Wash.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 46 Bar, 3015 E. Apple Ave. in Muskegon. Memorial contributions may be made to Barb Smith.

Shoreline Memorial Services of Muskegon 231-722-5050


Celebration of Life Gathering Information

46 Bar
3015 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Date: Sunday, October 06, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

8 thoughts on “James A. Smith


    To my friend and bro. When we met 20 or so years ago we were brothers from the start. we had shared a lot of things we shared, riding our motorcycles, going any where we wanted and having a great time together. I will always remember those times until I die, then we can do it together again. I’ll help watching barb for you, she will need her brother at this time she will always be welcome here. So until we meet again, rest in peace my brother, you always be in my heart. One more thing, you owe me a pool game.

  2. Shannon Plowman

    Jim was definitely one of a kind… I’ve had the privilege of being his friend for at least 30yrs… I’ve seen the ups the downs along with the good and the bad… But one thing i truly do know is he loved his wife (Barb) with all his being. He loved his family! Jim was not just a great husband, but a great dad and he was a great friend. He’d give ya the shirt off his back and was always willing to lend a hand.. You will truly be missed my friend. Its never good-bye but I’ll see ya around… And while your up there in heaven be sure to tell my Dad (Tim P) I love him and y’all have a cold one cause lord knows im toastin a cold one to y’all. Rest easy my friend! #till we meet again ❤

    1. Amy Hall

      I didn’t know you but a lot of my friends did. Just wanted to write something to you. It seems you’ve touched a lot of people in your life and that says the kind of man you were. God Speed. My condolences to all his family and friends.💜💜🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. Lindsay McDaniels

    To the Man of the Morning, Big Jim. My dear coworker, better yet, Friend. You were always there when us girls needed you, with a big smile, no matter the task. You were always there with your advice that I would always take to heart whether I wanted to hear or it not. You kept it real good or bad. Whether it be work or taking our cars around the block to tell us what’s wrong with it, or brushing the snow from our cars when you would leave in the afternoon. Im not sure what we’ll do without you, but I do know I’ll never forget the things you taught me, and the laughs we shared over morning coffees and the “living the dream moments” we’d have working at the good ol car wash, where you never know what you’ll see or hear or have to do on any given day. Thanks for being genuine and always smiling, even in the worst of moments. You will be missed often, but never forgotten. I swear. Rest easy Friend!

  4. Beth

    Jim Jim Jim my dearest old friend, I hope you are at peace.. I’m so glad to get to know you and Barbi years ago. Rip.. And watch over your family as their heart’s mourn for you…


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