We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home
OZARK…Mr. James A. Smith, Jr. (Captain, United States Army, Retired), a resident of Ozark, died early Sunday morning, May 29, 2022, at his home. He was 77.
Homegoing services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 4, 2022, in the Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Walter Pogue officiating. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith, son of the late James Arnold Smith, Sr. and Marion Terry Smith, was a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He lived in various locations in the United States while his father served in the military. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Albany State University, received his Master’s degree from Troy State University, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army, where he retired at the rank of Captain. Mr. Smith’s passion was flying Ultralight Airplanes. He enjoyed traveling, participating in car shows, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grands and great grands who call him Papa. He attended First Missionary Baptist Church in Ozark. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his siblings, Terry Smith, Myron Smith, and Ronald Smith; aunts, Lucille Rivers, Ethel Chambers, Callie Mickles, and Adrienne Estes; uncle, Clyde Smith.
Surviving relatives include his wife of fifty-two years, Carrie Lee Smith, Ozark; a daughter, Tajuanna M. Mabry (Terry), Carrollton, Georgia; two sons, Michael D. Smith (Yashica), Huntsville, Alabama and Jeffrey P. Smith (Xaviar), Arizona; a sister, Rhonette Strapp, Columbus, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Bettye Carter, Mary Poindexter, Dollie Jackson all of Albany, Georgia, Annie Doris Howard, Cuthbert, Georgia, Earnestine Jackson, Lithia Springs, Georgia, Sandra Smith, Tampa, Florida, and Janice Smith, Fairburn, Georgia; ten grandchildren, Anthony Mack, Nicholas Mack, Benjamin Smith, Miya Smith, Michaela Smith, Jaydeon Smith, Monae Smith, D’Andre Yarbrough, Dasia Smith, and Daymiane Smith; five great-grandchildren, Yoite Mack, Karter Smith, Tsuki Mack, Raiu Mack, and Leilani Shepherd; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.