James Okeith Smith
James Okeith Smith, age 62 of Louin, MS, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his residence Montrose, MS. Funeral services were held May 5 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Bay Springs, MS. Rev. Kevin Parker will officiate the services. Burial was in Good Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Martinville, MS. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs, MS, is in charge of arrangements.
He was a member of Montrose Baptist Church and had served in the Mississippi National Guard. He was retired from Jim Walter Homes where he served as a regional supervisor. He enjoyed many outdoor activities. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly Smith and Donnis Shows Smith and two nephews, David Scott Jones and Stephen Keith Jones.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Smith of Montrose; two sons, Justin Smith of Poplarville, and Michael Bullock of Petal; five daughters, Kimberly Waller (Erik) of Poplarville, Tessa Stroud (Dustin) of Lake, Jennifer Brantley (Todd) of Newton, Amber Underwood of Petal, and Kim Delk of Louin; one sister, Catha Jones (David) of Prentiss; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers for the service were Todd Brantley, Darrell Mobbs, Bobby Ray Mobbs, Dustin Stroud, Erik Waller, and Kane Williamson.
Honorary pallbearers were Ray Mobbs and David Boone.