Dr. James R. "Jim" Smith was born on May 5, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York. He was well loved by his wife, Holly, and his sons, James, 7, and Landon, 5.

He was predeceased by his father, James, and his brother, Scott.

His mother, Bella, and his sister, Melissa, mourn his passing. He will be missed by his nephews, Dylan and Garan; aunts, cousins and many friends. He enjoyed the love and support of his in-laws, Helen and Mark, Sandi and Jason and Jon and Brandie and all of their children.

Jim graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2002 as a pediatrician. He devoted his entire career to caring for children in underserved areas. He was a clinician, educator, administrator and advocate.

He was loved by many.

Please bring memories to share in writing for his children.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the children's college funds. Donations may be mailed to: Holly Smith, P.O. Box 1147, Sumter, SC 29151.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bullock Funeral Home, 1190 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in Tucson, Arizona. Please email beamason@comcast.net for details.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.