James Calvin Smart

James Calvin Smart

Born in Gallatin, TN on July 21, 1940

Departed on February 28, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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James Calvin Smart, age 78 of Gallatin, passed away February 27, 2019.  Mr. Smart was born in Gallatin, TN, son of the late Horace Leonard and Ester Hawkins Smart.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister, Jacque Powers.  He is survived by wife of 58 years, Betty Smart; sons, Tony Smart (Teresa) and John Smart (Erin) all of Gallatin; brother, Bill Smart of Portland; sister, Christy Sullivan of Portland; grandchildren, Drew Smart, Paul Knights, Justin Wilson (Amber), Chris Wilson (Hannah), Michael Hodges; great grandson, Thomas Wilson.

Mr. Smart was an electrician and retired from Dupont.  He was a member of the General Baptist Church and King Solomon Lodge #6 in Gallatin.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Larry Treadway officiating.  Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland, TN with Homer Carter, David Shrum, Jim Parson, Drew Smart, Chris Wilson, Justin Wilson and B. W. Draper serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Boone, Bob Maples, Breakfast Crew, Ted Gentry and Paul Knights.  Visitation will be Friday, March 1st from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN  38105-9959. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com.  (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555


  1. Ruth Wright March 1, 2019 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Our sincere sympathy to all the Family in the loss of Jim. He will be missed. He always had a smile to greet you. He would come over when we lived on Lewis Jones to see Doc and me. Lots of good memories. May the Lord give each of you much strength and courage at this time.God Bless, Much Love and Prayers.
    Ruth, Jay, Tracy and JoAnn

  2. Tammy Davis March 1, 2019 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Our heart goes out to your family for your precious loss. I can’t take away your pain, tears and sadness. But please know we care.
    “Just as a cultivator longs to see the roots of a cut-down olive tree spring up again, Jehovah God longs to restore his deceased servants and many others to life. (Matt. 22:31, 32; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) What a joy it will be to welcome back the dead and see them enjoy productive lives once again!”
    (Please visit the website (JW.org) if you have questions.

  3. Shirley Perdue March 1, 2019 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Jim was my friend from the time we were little kids, even before we went to school. I loved him like a brother and my heart is broken that he is gone. My sincerest sympathy to Betty and all of his family.

  4. Teresa Johnson Heath March 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    My sincere sympathy to all of the family. Jim was such a sweet man. Always smiling and kind. May God give each of you peace during this time. Love and Prayers,

  5. Ginger Fritz- Lewis March 4, 2019 at 6:29 am - Reply

    John Smart, I am so sorry about your Dad. He was a Great Person. I am so sorry

  6. Margie Denise Hunter March 5, 2019 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Tony & family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers ascending.
    Margie Denise Hunter

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