2017-11-30 / Obituaries

Michael J. Smith Jr.

Michael J. Smith Jr. passed away Nov. 23, 2017, in Jamestown after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born Nov. 25, 1955, in Newport, R.I., Jim or “Smitty,” as he was known to his friends, was the son of Marie P. Smith of Middletown and the late Michael J. Smith.

He was a computer engineer by profession, a longtime employee of HB Communications, Inc., and served on the board of Info- Comm.

Jim co-wrote key texts on audio-visual best practices and taught frequent classes on the subject. He was an avid and published photographer and a devoted volunteer for the Jamestown Fire Department.

In addition to his mother, he leaves behind his spouse, Deborah A. Smith of Jamestown, his brother Gary Smith, of Walpole, N.H., and his beloved dogs, Calleigh and Sophie.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be conducted soon in Jamestown.

Donations in Jim’s memory can be sent to the Jamestown Fire Department, 50 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Arrangements by the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. For more information or online condolences, please visit www.oneillhayes.com.

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