James Allen Smith, Sr.

James A Smith Sr

James Allen Smith, Sr., age 83, of Plainfield, formerly of Broadview.  Beloved husband of Frances Smith, nee Andrews; loving father of James (Tammie) Smith, Jr., Susan Smith, Scott Smith and the late Pamela Boby; father in law of William Boby;  cherished grandfather of William (Nina) Boby III, Jamie (Marcus Gordon) Boby, Rebecca (Samuel) Carter, Katelyn Smith, Lacey (fiancé Zachary Bright) Smith and Zachary Smith;  proud great grandfather of George Boby, Owen Boby, James Carter, Annalynn Carter and Casey Gordon; fond brother of Robert (Phyllis) Smith and the late Donald (the late Pinky) Smith;  caring uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Jim was a sweet father of many pets throughout  the years.

Visitation Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9 A.M. to time of Service 11A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield.

Covid Regulations allow for a maximum of 50 people in the funeral home at a time. Face coverings are required, the lounge facilities are closed, outside food or beverages are not allowed at this time. All are asked to pay their respects/condolences to Jim and his family, please be cognitive of others waiting to do the same.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o James Smith, Sr. Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. Gayle cisar condolence:

    Sue and Katie,
    I’m so sorry about your dad/grandpa. Nicole and I know all too well what you’re going through. Katie, your heartfelt tribute to your grandpa brought tears.
    God bless you both


  2. Sharon Hubbard condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. May God watch over you and your family through this time of sorrow, and that you have comfort knowing he’s in a better place.


  3. The Mackenzie Family, Debbie, Nicole and Jon condolence:

    Dear Smith Family,

    Our hearts are with you durning this very sad time, Jim was very sweet man and will missed beyond measure!
    We’re sending you all the love & healing energy to help lift you up!

    Sincerely,
    Debbie, Nicole and Jon
    Mackenzie


  4. Kathy Pfieffer condolence:

    Sue, I am so sorry. I loved Jim like he was my own dad. I’ll never forget all the little get togethers we had in the back of our houses and in each other’s yards. He will be truly missed❤️ I am keeping you all dear in my heart❤️❤️


  5. Linda Aust condolence:

    My sincere condolences…..
    James was a true and genuine human being.
    I learned from James, that a family man cares for his family with words of wisdom, acts of kindness and keeping his
    discipline of being an honest man.
    Rare attributes….my most heart felt
    condolence, to his children, grandchildren and beloved wife.
    May he rest in peace.


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