WILMINGTON — James G. Smith, passed away at home unexpectedly on, September 14, 2021, at the age of 85.
He was preceded in death by his father James Smith, and mother Mittie D. Smith, wife Doris Riggs Smith, a sister Marie Smith Thompson.
James was a graduate of Whiteville High School, and he attended New Hope Baptist Church. He worked for ADM for 33 years, as a precision mechanical millwright. He was given the nickname of Hoggie, because he would work anytime he was needed. He enjoyed taking trips and going out to eat, especially at Hardees, where he met a lot of friends. He Never met a stranger, he was very generous, and if you were lucky enough to have him as a friend, you had one for life. James loved to watch westerns and loved to have company. He was UNC’s number one fan.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories: a sister: Doris Smith Hanson; four nephews: Jerry Thompson; Adam Riggs; Dale Riggs; Dean Riggs; a special friend: Margaret Smith.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:00AM, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.