Blue Earth James Vernon Smith, age 83, of Blue Earth, passed away on April 6, 2017 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Funeral service was on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hope United Methodist Church, Blue Earth. Burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
James was born on April 21, 1933 in Armstrong, Missouri to James W. and Lorraine (Kenepp) Smith.
A former resident of Columbia Missouri, Burlington Iowa, Bloomington Illinois, and Ames Iowa, James retired from Telex in Blue Earth in 1993.
James is survived by Thelma (ne Wells), his wife of 65 years; sons, Dwight (Judi) and Ralph (Karla); grandchildren, Sophia, Morgan, Luna, and Riley.
James is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Glenn and Elmer.
Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.