Peterson Funeral Chapel

            James W. Smith Sr., 84, of Aurora passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehab Center in Springfield.

            He was born to Jesse and Effie Smith on November 4, 1936 in Buffalo, MO. He was a retired truck driver.

            Survivors include one son, James Smith Jr. of Springfield, MO.; three daughters, Shirl Dunkelberger and Tracy Littles both of Springfield, MO. and Fernita Harmon of Aurora, MO.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; and several brothers and sisters.

            A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.