James Jerome Smith, 39, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in King's Daughters Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 10, 1977, in Ashland, a son of Gwen Ellison Masterson and the late Talmadge Smith.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Tavon Smith; and a brother, Tyrone Ellison.
Jerome worked for Big Sandy Furniture Warehouse in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. He was a devoted family man with a larger than life personality. He will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Cedric Masterson of Ashland; three sons, Terrick, Tamel and Tevin Smith of Ashland; five daughters, Dominique Smith of Florida, Taryn Smith and Taylan Smith of Ashland, Neviah Carlisle of Ironton, Ohio and Zayah McLemore of Barboursville, W.Va.; four brothers, Thomas Snyder II of Atlanta, Ga., Jevon Snyder, Michael Smith and Norman Smith of Ashland; a sister, Jessica Snyder of Ashland; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Christ Temple Church with Elder J.D. Crockrel officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 28, 2017