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Obituary: James E Smith, 69


November 15, 2018

James (Jim) E Smith, 69, of Wrangell, Alaska passed away on November 1, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1949 in Canyonville, Oregon, to Robert and Mary Smith.

He was a logger in Oregon and moved to Wrangell with his family where he remained for 32 years, where he decided that he wanted to fish commercially. He also owned the F/V Priority and the F/V Downeast’r. He enjoyed hunting, cooking, gardening the hill, and anything outdoors with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Smith.

Jim is survived by his mother, Mary;

wife, Betty; sister, Pat; children Jeremy and Pattie Smith, Jennifer O’Hara, Scott and Jessica Kissinger, Melissa Smith; 13

grandchildren, and many close nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on November 17, 2018 in the downstairs area of Harbor Light Church.


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