James Ray Smith, 45, of Mount Holly, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was born in Gaston County, son of James Samuel Smith and Frances Loretta Owens Smith. In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his children Kayla Smith and Savannah Smith; a granddaughter Nova Baksa; and a sister Loretta Parsons and her husband Donald. The family will greet guests from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:30 immediately following in the Woodlawn Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will conclude at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mount Holly. Online condolences may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
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