James “Jim” G. Smith

June 30, 2024

James “Jim” G. Smith, 77, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away June 30, 2024 in his home surrounded by family.  He was born on November 27, 1946 in Frankfort to Don and Elsie (Varner) Smith.  He married Rebecca Heiland on October 17, 1992 in Frankfort and she survives.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort High School and served as a medic in the United States National Guard.  He worked for Chrysler in Kokomo for 32 years, retiring in 2000.  Jim was a member of The Moose Lodge #7 and the American Legion Post 12, both in Frankfort.  He was a coin collector, avid Colts and Pacers fan, and enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing pool.

Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s honor to the Moose Lodge #7, 2880 E. Wabash Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Smith family.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Rebecca are his Daughters: Britt (Brett) Ostler of Frankfort and Stephanie (Kenneth) Harshbarger of Mulberry; Step-Daughter: Jessica Gibbons (Eric Turnbloom) of Bainbridge; Step-Sons: Cory (Brenda) Gibbons of Frankfort and Jason Gibbons of Rochester; Sister: Julia (Mark) Werner of Frankfort; Brother-in-law: Kelley Heiland of Galveston; along with 10 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “James “Jim” G. Smith”

  1. Rosie Wright July 2, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Britt and Stephanie:

    So sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family!

    Rosie and Rodney Wright

  2. Rusty Parker July 3, 2024 at 6:32 am

    So sorry for your loss. May the lord bring you comfort during this time. Keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Carolyn Stinson July 3, 2024 at 11:19 am

    Fond memories of Jim (“Smitty”) in high school … always a smile on his face and friendly to everyone.
    Carolyn (Swan) Stinson

  4. Jerri Ridenour July 8, 2024 at 8:36 am

    So sorry to hear about Jimmy – my childhood friend and neighbor. Jimmy was my “go-to” to when I needed a ride to high school and my “bully” Monopoly player when we were kids. My condolences to Julia and the entire family.

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