James William (J.W.) Smith, 76 of Hawthorne, FL passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born June 21, 1940 in Hawthorne to Thomas Holden and Hazel Ingram Smith. After four years of service in the US Navy, J.W. returned to Hawthorne, where he became a master plumber. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jackie Pearson Smith, three children Zachary Smith (Monica) and Tina Pearson (Jason) all of Hawthorne, and Bill Smith (Gayle) of Augusta, GA, siblings Brawner Smith (Helen) and Sadie Sinclair both of Hawthorne, Cheryl Halstead of Ocala, and Raymond Rice of New York, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Hawthorne Cemetery in Hawthorne, FL. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606.