Nov 20, 2022

James Steve Smith Sr., 67, of Saluda passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Mission Hospital.

He was the son of the late Ed James and Mary Elizabeth Wheeler Smith. He was preceded in death by one brother Ed James Smith Jr. and his best friend Judy Sain Smith.

He retired from the US Navy after 15 years of faithful service. He loved flowers and working in his garden. James was dedicated to his family and friends and will be missed by all that knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters; Juanita Childs (Phillip) of Lawrenceville, GA and Jennifer Skipper ( Brandon) of Greer, SC, one son:,  James Steve Smith Jr. of Saluda, NC, eight grandchildren; James Smith III, Austin Hodge, Ainsley Hodge, Anna Childs, Kensington Skipper, Athena Childs, Brayden Smith and Mathieu Skipper, three sisters; Judy Justice, Mary Smith and Nancy Millwood and his lifelong friend Arjay King.

A private burial will be held, Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Condolence cards may be sent to the Smith family at, or to: Jackson Funeral Service, 1101 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28792.