NEWPORT: James R. Smith, 92, of Juniata Township, Newport, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in the Pinnacle Hospital, Mechanicsburg. He was born December 2, 1921 in (Wila) Newport to James A. and Dora (Reapsome) Smith. Jim loved farming, chewing tobacco, visiting family and friends, going to apple butter boils, watching football, and pony races at the Perry County Fair. He was an avid Jeff Gordon fan
Jim was the widower of Arlene Smith and is survived by his children, Nevin J. Smith and Judy E. Walborn of Newport, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cora M. Rheam; brother, Lester Smith and sister, Margaret Brooks.
Family and friends are invited to services on Friday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport for the funeral service at 11 AM with Reverend Cheryl Dorman officiating. There is a viewing from 10 AM until the service. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery.