LAMAR - James Renee Smith, age 70, died on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial following at Lamar Memorial Cemetery.

The family received friends Thursday at the funeral home in Lamar.

Born on Nov. 22, 1950, James was a son of the late Robert Smith and Anna Harless Martin. He was a four-year veteran of the Army National Guard and then was employed with Becton Dickinson in Sumter from 1980 until his retirement. James loved fishing and would fish in many tournaments and fishing clubs. He enjoyed working and taking care of his family.

Surviving are his wife, Sissy Smith of Mayesville; two sons, Jim (Felisha) Smith and Steven Lee Smith, both of Mayesville; five grandchildren, Phillip, Christina, Jamie, Robert and Chris; two brothers, Robert (Beth) Smith and Steve (Pam) Smith; a half-brother, Tom (Tina) Young; his stepmom, Carolyn Smith; a special nephew, Roger Dale Smith Jr.; a number of nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Rosie, who was always by his side.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half-brother, Kenneth Young.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.