April 28, 1944-Sept. 23, 2017
James David Smith (JD) was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1944 to Harold and Sarah Smith. JD passed away on September 23, 2017 at 8:50 am. He is survived by his wife and blended family of two sons and three daughters. He also has two sisters and a brother in California. He has eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
JD loved Newcastle, Wyoming and the people of its community. Throughout his life, JD worked in various job positions: Civil Air Patrol; General Manager of KASL; owned two newspapers; and was in website management. In his retirement, he worked and volunteered his time at the Weston County Senior Center. While in continued service to the community, JD served as President of the Newcastle Lion’s Club.
JD will be missed by those who knew and loved him for his extensive knowledge and the love of the stars.
An intimate gathering of family and friends was held on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 am at the Newcastle Senior Center. There will be a memorial fund set up in his name for the Senior Center as well.