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James Smitha

February 19, 1958 — June 17, 2020

Ghent

James Leslie “Hook” Smitha, Jr. 62, of Ghent, KY, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Baptist Health in La Grange, KY.

He was born on February 19, 1958, the son of the late James Leslie Smitha and Virginia Barr Smitha.  He had worked as a farmer all his life and loved raising gardens and spending time on anything that would allow him to work outdoors.  He loved to fish and play cards in his spare time.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

He will be missed by his two sisters; Sue Courtney of Ghent, KY, and Donna (Pat) Dennis of Warsaw, KY and a brother; Mike (Ruthie) Hoopengarner of Carrollton, KY, along with several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Edith L. Gordon and Sherry Hoopengarner, and three brothers; Terry, Jerry and Timmy Hoopengarner.

Memorial Services will be at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 26, 2020 with the Rev. Matt Brawner officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, 26, 2020 at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the new reopening requirements we will be limiting our building occupancy to 50% of normal capacity, so please be prepared for a possible line as we will be monitoring the occupancy.  We will also be strictly adhering to the 6 feet social distancing requirements.  We also request that attendees please wear a face covering if possible.

The Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at: www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Friday, June 26, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home

809 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 26, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home

809 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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