J.D. Smith

June 20, 1940 – July 3, 2021

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Services with military honors for James Dewey “J.D.” Smith, 81, will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday at Corinth National Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am until service time at Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Warren Jones will officiate the service.

James Dewey Smith known as JD to friends and family was from Corinth, MS. He served in the military in the Army and National Guard. After getting married, he moved his family to Memphis, TN and began working for General Electric as a machinist. He was a Christian and served as a deacon at Elliston Baptist Church. He loved gardening, attending sporting events with his son and spending time with his family. He passed away in Bartlett, TN surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lurlie (Grimes) Smith and Dewey Smith; and his brother, Ravin Smith.

He was survived by his wife, Patricia Nell (Rogers) Smith; children, John Anthony Smith and Donna Nell LaRiviere (Darrell); two grandchildren, Scarlett (LaRiviere) Stafford (Christopher) and Aria LaRiviere; great grandchildren, Eleanor Stafford and Addison Stafford; and one sister, Linda Waldrop.

Online condolences can be left at www.MemorialCorinth.com for the Smith family.

Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Graveside service with Military Honors

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

1 thought on “J.D. Smith”

  1. Dear Smith Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and would like to share a comforting scripture with you. The scripture is found at Revelation 21:3,4. Here the Bible speaks of a promise
    God has made to rid the earth of anything that causes of pain and suffering. Yes, God will do away with all the terrible things that we endure today, including death. Many people look forward to this time, and find this promise comforting. I hope you find it comforting as well during this difficult time.


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