Ratliff City — Funeral Service with Military Honors for James Ray Smart, 73, of Ratliff City, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Johnston and Bro. Mike Cox officiating. Interment will follow to Ratliff City Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.
James was born Jan. 17, 1945, in San Francisco, to the late L.C. Willard Smart and Francis “Maudine” Jackson Smart. He departed from this life on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at his home.
James graduated from Fox High School in 1963, enlisting in the Air Force during the Vietnam War on Jan. 8, 1964, serving honorably for four years.
He married the former Jimmie Faye Pierce on Nov. 29, 1965, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
James was a dedicated employee for Nubs Well Service for the past 37 years and resided most of his life in the Fox area. He enjoyed raising show pigs and going to pig shows with his grandkids. James loved his family especially his kids and grandkids, following the grandkids for many miles to their sporting events. He was a great fisherman and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Preceding him in death are his parents; sister-in-law, Barbara Smart; and numerous aunts and uncles.
James is survived by wife, Jimmie Faye of the home; daughters, Terri Honeycutt of the home, and Dana Hoggard and husband Sammy, of Fox; son, Ray Smart and wife Tarrah, of Falconhead; grandchildren, Justin Smart and wife Haley, of Ratliff City, Kyle Smart and wife Baylee, of Ratliff City, Kent Smart and fiancée Staci, of Lone Grove, Brent Smart, of Mississippi, Avery Hoggard, of Fox and Maci Kinard, of Lone Grove; great-grandchildren, Bentley, Cash, Bowen, Oakley, Lucca, Maverick, Major, Malachi and Elijah; brothers, Charlie Smart of Lone Grove, Dennis Smart and wife Suzanne, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mary Ann Chambers and husband Jay, of Enid, and Pam Evans and husband C.D., of Marietta; special cousin, Sherian Blankenship and husband Larry, of Courtney; and many other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Larry Smart, John Hankins, Ricky Stewart, Kerry Blankenship, Tra Milburn and Pinkey Hurley. Honorary pallbearers will be Nub Sullivan, Mike Kirkpatrick, Glen Brown, Carl Stewart, Larry Blankenship, Jim Burton, David Gayanich, Kip Martin and Ernest Franklin.
A family visitation is scheduled for this evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.
Online condolences may be made at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.