James Thomas Smith, 78, of Crocker, died Sunday, December 2, 2018, in the Life Care Center, Waynesville. He was born January 27, 1940, at Crocker, a son of William T. and Jessie M. (Manes) Smith. Survivors include: his brother, Paul Smith, Crocker; two sisters, Fyrn Peterson, Des Moines, Iowa and Ann Holmes, Summerfield, Florida. Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home, Crocker. Private interment will be in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City.