James Robert Smith

November 7, 1980 - November 29, 2014
James Robert Smith

James Robert ìJim Bobî Smith passed away unexpectedly on the night of November 29th, 2014. He was born in Williamsburg, VA on November 7, 1980 and lived most of his life in Toano, VA. He attended Lafayette High School and New River Community College in Radford, VA.

Coming from a family of firefighters, Jim Bob found his calling in life when he served as a volunteer at James City County ñ Bruton fire station. After working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a military interpreter at the Magazine, he then attended the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy. He worked at Williamsburg Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. He also worked at Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department where he was employed at the time of his death. He served these communities by helping others to save lives and property.

Jim Bob was a talented musician and singer. He was a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corp for 8 years. One of his favorite things was to play music with his friends. He also loved time spent on the Chickahominy River. Jim Bob had a wide circle of friends who enjoyed his talent, humor, and generous spirit.

He was predeceased by his grandparents James and Jo Smith and Robert Taylor. He is survived by his parents Keith and Lucy Smith, his grandmother Ann Taylor, his aunts and uncles Lanny and Betty Smith, Warren and Kathy Smith, Kim and Gordon Ivey, Laurie and Andy Burmeister, a large extended family, and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday December 5th at 6:30pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to James City County ñ Bruton Fire Station, Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Gloucester, VA, or to your favorite charity.


Memorial

Friday, December 5, 2014
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

Memorial

Friday, December 5, 2014
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

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  • December 05, 2014
    Gale Pere says:
    Jim Bob,there will always be a huge void at AVFR without you around. I am truly blessed to have known you and to pull many hours of duty with you. May God comfort your family and friends during this difficult time. Please watch over your AVFR family as we continue to care for others.

  • December 05, 2014
    Kenny Ashe says:
    Jim Bob, It was a pleasure knowing you. You made everybody laugh and I enjoyed my time around you. You will be missed brother. R.I.P

  • December 05, 2014
    Wade snow says:
    Jim bob will be missed badly RIP.

  • December 04, 2014
    Sharron & Dick Johnson says:
    Dear Lucy and family We are so very sorry to hear about James. Our thought and prayers are with you. ~~ Sharron and Dick

  • December 05, 2014
    Vanessa Thurston says:
    Jim Bob was not only a friend he was my partner.He will be deeply missed God please Bless his family as they need you right now. And bless our angel Jim bob sing on brother.