James Richard Smith, 83, of Marshall, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at The Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Rev. Colby Smith officiated. Marie Boedeker, pianist, played "Amazing Grace" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." Pallbearers were Tommy May, Vernon Thompson, Steve Washington, Clyde Morney, Leon Payne, Clyde Williams and Clarence Henderson. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to North Street United Methodist Church or First Christian Church in Marshall. Born June 14, 1918, at Marshall, he was the son of the late James Smith and Georgia Mae Green Smith. On June 10, 1938, at Marshall, he married Annie N. Payne, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall his entire life. He was a member of North Street United Methodist Church and attended First Christian Church. He retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center in 1979 after 15 years of service. He was a 1936 graduate of C.C. Hubbard High School in Sedalia and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He was a member of New Hannibal Masonic Lodge No. 20 F.&A.M. in Marshall and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Additional survivors include one son, Melvin E. Smith of Marshall; one brother, Waite H. Smith of Marshall; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, James Robert Smith and Tyrone William Smith.