James D. Smith


Jan. 15, 1934 – Nov. 7, 2019

RALEIGH — James David Smith, 85, died Thursday at his home. Born in Sampson County, he was the son of the late Pete Smith and Glendon Lockamy Smith.

Mr. Smith was founder and CEO of Smith Addressing Machine Service, BEC Plastic Card Solutions, and J&M Smith Enterprises.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the mausoleum at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton.

Survivors include his sons, Mark Smith and wife Jennifer of Garner, and Dale Smith and wife June of Swansboro; sister, Martha Taylor of Newton Grove; and grandchildren, Travis, Tyler, Madison and Hunter Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Smith; and his daughter, Glenna Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Able to Serve, 2100 Buffaloe Road, Garner, NC 27529; or to Highland Baptist Church, 8524 Crowder Road, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.


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