James Truman Smith was born February 7, 1950 to Margaret Crittenden and James Willie Smith. He was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age.
James was employed at Brackenridge Hospital for over 20 years and retired from the City of Austin.
James was united in marriage to Barbara Smith. He has one son Corey D. Smith, and stepchildren Allen Swain, Tracci Swain, Thristhaun Swain, and Mitchell Swain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Crittenden and James Willie Smith, wife Barbara Smith and step daughter Tracci Swain.
Left to cherish his memory are Corey D. Smith, Allen Swain, Thristhaun Swain and Mitchell Swain; grandchildren, great grandchildren; siblings Larry Owens, Donnie P. Owens, Willie Ed Owens and Lillie B. Owens; and a host of friends.