In Loving

James T. Smith, Jr.

September 10, 1942 – February 7, 2023

James Thomas Smith, Jr., 80, of Chesterfield Virginia, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, with family surrounding him.

James was born on September 10, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, and spent his youth years growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he was involved in the boy scouts and church activities.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1966 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.  James married his bride, Brenda McDonald, on July 25, 1964.  They were married for 58 years. James worked in various manufacturing companies and retired from Philip Morris USA after 21 years of service in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Lykins Smith and James Thomas Smith Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda McDonald Smith; daughters Pamela Hinton (David) and Julia Katherine Williams (Christopher); grandchildren Liam Hinton, Peri Hinton, Claire Williams, and Kyle Williams; and siblings Michael L. Smith (Linda), Daniel W Smith (Sharon), and Joseph A Smith all of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23294. Rev.  Brad Robins will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International for the purchase and placement of Bibles in memory of James T. Smith Jr.

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service
Richmond Chapel
2720 Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294


Saturday, March 4, 2023


11:00 a.m.

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