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James R. Smith Sr.

James R. Smith Sr., 84, Claremore, Mich., formerly of Sault Ste. Marie and Brimley, Mich., died Thursday, April 8, 2010.
Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Corydon, he was the son of the late Margaret and Theodore Smith.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in World War II and the Korean War, and retired in 1986 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Soo Locks, Mich.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Catherine (Kay) Egan; five children, Mary Ann Luoma of Brimley, James R. Smith Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie, John F. Smith of Picayne, Miss., Thomas J. Smith of Tulsa, Okla., and Michael J. Smith of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial service: Monday, April 12, at St. Cecilia Church in Claremore with burial in Veterans’ Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Mich.

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