Morris J. “Jim” Smith, age 78, of 351 East Street, Bloomsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in the emergency room of the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital.
Born in Ft. Riley, Kansas on November 3, 1942, he was a son of the late G. P. and Louise (Bartlett) Smith. His early life was spent in Kansas where he was a 1960 graduate of Abilene High School and a 1965 graduate of Emporia State Teachers College.
Jim was employed by Atlas Moving Co. and also Ace World Wide Movers for a total of 55 years as a truck driver and later as a manager. He resided in Bloomsburg for seven years and previously lived in the Baltimore, Maryland area for a number of years.
He enjoyed talking to people and attended the Bloomsburg YMCA. His hobby was collecting German beer steins. He was always quick with a smile and a joke. He loved his family fiercely and unconditionally.
Jim is survived by two sons: Richard Smith, and his wife Christina, Raleigh, N.C. and Bartlett Smith, Liberty, S. C.; two daughters: Ashley McAlister, Raleigh, N. C. and Kelli Conklin, Minersville; ten grandchildren; two brothers: Wayne Smith, and his wife Sharon,. Abilene, Kan. and Charles Smith and his wife Carol, Odin, Ill.; a sister, Ann Smith, Abilene, Kan. and a number of nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Abilene, Kansas.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3235 Market St., Bloomsburg.
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