James Francis Smart, “Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo” 61, of Oklahoma City passed away April 9th, 2017 after fighting respiratory illness the last several years.
The funeral and burial will be at 11:00 AM Monday April 17, 2017 Resthaven Memory Gardens 500 S.W. 104th Oklahoma City, OK
Jim was born in Muncie, Indiana November 15, 1955 to Frank Smart and Christine and graduated as a proud “Bearcat” from Muncie Central High School in 1973. Jim was active in Basketball and Cross Country during school. Jim spent time In Indiana, California and Washington growing up and was truly a man of the world.
Jim was married to Juanita Sturgell in 1982, they were married for approximately 10 years and they had two beautiful daughters Jessica and Jamie.
Jim worked as Mechanic and in several Construction trades after settling in Oklahoma City in his early 20’s. He could absolutely fix anything! He was also an avid reader and enjoyed documentaries. Jimmy was well known for dropping the knowledge on you concerning science, history, world affairs, etc. Jim was quite the Poolshark too!
Jimmy is survived by his daughters; Jessica and Jamie, Grandchildren; Matthew, Michelle, Marty and Amanda, (He was a Proud Grandpa!) mother, Christine, sister Laurie and her husband Ken, brother Buster, in Oklahoma along with many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jimbo is also survived by sister and brother Rhonda and Frankie and a large extended family in Indiana he was very fond of.
Jim, is preceded in death by his father Frank and stepmom Sue.
While we are all deeply saddened by this loss we can take comfort in the fact he is now climbing the Stairway to Heaven…