James “J.B.” Smith of Van Buren departed this life July 2, 2017, on angel wings. He was born Jan. 26, 1946, to parents James and Lois Smith. Retired as a wholesale spirits salesman, J.B. was an alumnus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and an avid Razorback fan. He was a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum.

Memorial service was July 6 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren.

He leaves behind to forever mourn his passing “his girls,” Maya and Madison Pulis; fiancee and soulmate, Jan Marshall; a brother, Donnie Smith (Rosanne); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. If you did not know him, you missed out.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.