Jimmy Neil Smith


Jimmy Neil Smith, 79, of Winfield, formerly of Eldridge, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miles Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held at Kansas United Methodist Church today, Aug. 13, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Kansas United Methodist Church. Morris Helton, Truman Carter and Brett Burleson will officiate. Burial will follow in Kelley Cemetery.

Smith was born on Jan. 10, 1938, a son of Ezra Lee Smith and Willie Lee Robertson Smith; resident of Marion County, in the Winfield and Brilliant areas most of his life; previous resident of Eldridge before returning to Winfield; he was a retired self-employed upholsterer; and he was a member of Eldridge United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rose Jones Smith; one adopted son, Rick Johnson; three sisters, Audrey Baumgartner, Wynonna Payne and Ella Jo Sewell; and three brothers, Junior, Bobby and Alfred Smith.

Survivors include one son, David L. Smith and his wife, Norma of Winfield; two grandsons, Aaron Bennett of Winfield and Andrew Neal “Andy” Bennett and his wife, Jennifer of Tampa, Fla.; great-grandchildren, David J. and Brittany Everwein, Bailey, Richard Andrew “Drew,” Marley and Jocelyn Bennett; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home, Winfield; 205-487-3699