Our friend Jim Smith passed away on January 25th at the age of 80. Jim was a frequent poster on the old TimesDaily forum, a local historian, and someone who greatly valued his friends and family. Rarely a week passed that Jim didn’t send out encouraging e-mails, or perhaps a humorous story to make the day seem a little brighter.
While Jim grew up in Sheffield and graduated from Sheffield High School, as a young lad he delivered newspapers on a Tuscumbia route. Years later, after retiring and moving back to this area, Jim wrote an account of his time as a newsboy. You may still purchase new copies of Walk Through Town at Coldwater in Tuscumbia and used copies on Amazon. Jim also published an extremely informative article on a local rarity: Tuscumbia’s Lustron Home.
Jim leaves behind his loving wife Beverly, two children, and scores of friends and fans. All our sympathies to those who loved Jim and will miss him…as we will.
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