James R. Smith Jr.

James R. Smith Jr., Age 61 of DuBois, PA died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.

Born on April 14, 1958 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of James “Jim” & Mary (Ball) Smith, Sr. His mother survives and lives in DuBois. His father preceded him in death.

He was married to Roni (Fye) Bush Smith. She survives.

Jim was a 1976 graduate of DuBois Area High School. He worked for Dr. Jeff Rice in maintenance and construction at Doolittle’s, The Depot and other properties and projects. Previous to that, he was a pipefitter and welder in the marine and industrial industry.

He was a member of both Treasure Lake Church and Life Community Church. His faith and church family were very important to him. He was involved in street ministry and was actively involved in mission trips to Honduras with the Rice Foundation. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, Penn State Wrestling fan and Baltimore Orioles fan. He loved Nascar, traveling, camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He loved his dogs Toby & Saully.

He is survived by 3 children (Christi Smith Borrero, Justin Smith and Eric Smith), 1 stepson (Corey Bush) and 1 step daughter (Dani Bush) all of DuBois, PA, 2 brothers; (Scott L. Smith & Shari Patton Dilley of DuBois, PA and Todd D. Smith & his wife Jaci of Falls Creek, PA), 2 grandchildren; (Chloe & Kamdyn Borrero) and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father James, he was preceded in death by his brother Brian K. Smith.

There will be no public visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the Treasure Lake Church with Pastor Dick Whitaker and Pastor David Ginn co-officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.


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