New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2020

James Howard Smith III

James “Jay” Howard Smith III, 53, of Charles City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2020.

Jay was a graduate of the Class of 1985 from Thomas Dale High School. He was the owner of Smith Plumbing Service and Repair for over 20 years. He dearly loved spending time with family and friends. Jay enjoyed life to the fullest and could be found hunting, fishing, or attending auctions in his free time.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, James “Jamie” H. Smith Jr. and Patricia S. Blankenship; paternal grandparents, James Howard Smith Sr. and Alice Smith Kirk; and maternal grandparents, Rufus and Thelma Ann Stringfield.

He is survived by his son, James “Boo” Smith IV; daughter, Elaine Kuper; wife, Theresa Smith; three sisters, Sylvia Blankenship, Sandy Spillwell, and Sheila Allmond; brother, Joey Blankenship; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Vincent Funeral Home, Providence Forge, Virginia.