James "PawPaw" Smith was born on July 19, 1939 in Mobile Alabama.James lived in Chicago IL for the majority of his life. There was where he met his late wife Angelina, and remained committed a total of 42 years. James was a very enthusiastic, and loving person whom loved to share anything he had with the world. God has chosen to take James home, because of the genually good person he was, and he will be deeply missed. James would always say " Keep your head up" and that's what we will do!