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James "Jim" Garner Smith
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James “Jim” Garner Smith, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, September 25, 2017. Jim was the son of the late William and Florence Garner Smith and foster son of the late Bernard and Carolyn Bloemer. He was also preceded in death by his foster brother, Tommy Bloemer. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty five years, Irene Cunningham Smith, son Eli Smith and wife Rebecca, daughter, Cary Smith York and husband Darrell, grandchildren, Corey Thomas Smith and wife Sandy, and Kayla Raye Ruggiero and husband Jon, and great grandchildren, Jaxen, Dallas, Maddie, Alana, and Steven. Jim was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Nicholasville, and served the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, deacon, and church leader for many years. He was a founding member of the Jessamine County Beef Association, and served on the Jessamine County Fair Board, and Jessamine County Fire Board. Jim sold lumber for over forty years for the Central Kentucky Supply and Stratton’s Lumber Company. Jim was a graduate of Berea High School and the University of Kentucky. He used his agriculture degree from the university in farming and raising Angus Cattle in Jessamine County for many years. Jim also enjoyed fishing with family members and friends. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday at Edgewood Baptist Church with Rev. David Wotier, Rev. Bob Blankenship, and Rev. Samuel Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the church. Family and friends will serve as bearers. Honorary bearers will be the Jim Smith Sunday School Class. Online guestbook at

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edgewood Baptist Church

717 S. Main
Nicholasville, KY 40356





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Edgewood Baptist Church

717 S. Main
Nicholasville, KY 40356


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