ANDERSON — James W. “Diamond Jim” Smith, 79, Anderson, passed away July 2, 2014, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Anderson. Jim served in the National Guard for six years and was a member of the American Legion, as well as the Church of the Brethren, Fellowship Lodge 681, Madison County Shrine Club and Scottish Rite of Indianapolis.
He leaves behind a son, daughter, a companion, a sister and brother-in-law, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, two nieces and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emil “Bud” Smith; his wife, Marie; and his mother, Ella Mae Spidel; and her husband, Allen.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery, with Military Honors performed by American Legion Post 266.
Arrangements are under the care of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services.