Jimmie M. Smith, 88, of Woods Road, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. He was a native of Avery County and the son of the late William E. and Myrtle Garland Smith. He was a Veteran of The United States Air Force and a member of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. Jim served in The Strategic Air Command throughout the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.