James K. Smith, age 85 of Eminence, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Son of the late Joseph Henry and Lucille Josephine (Gognat) Smith, he was a United States Navy Veteran, serving overseas in Cuba. He was a skilled mason for all his working life throughout the surrounding counties. An avid golfer, he was a lifetime member of the Henry County Country Club and had a hole in one. He was an unapologetic, passionate University of Kentucky Wildcat fan and an outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. Although he had a large family, he had more than enough love to go around. James was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Lynn (Hasting) Budd; a son, Timothy Smith, Sr.; a brother, Joseph “Sonny” Smith; and a grand-daughter, Daphnie Mangrum.
Wife of 37 years: Betty Jane Smith of Eminence
Daughters: Debbie Fraze (Joe) of Pleasureville
Cherie Mangrum of Louisville
Sons: James K. “Jamie” Smith, Jr. (Cathy) of New Castle
Bernard Hasting (Nan) of Nashville, TN
Ronnie Hasting of Florida
Mike Hasting of Louisville
Sister: Mary Evelyn Morrison (Greg) of Utica, IN
20 Grandchildren & 40 Great-Grandchildren
Funeral Service: 11 AM on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Minister Walter Collins.
Visitation: 9 AM until service time on Friday at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.