Cmdr. James Harold Smith

Retired USNR Cmdr. James Harold Smith, 85, of Dallas died peacefully on Oct. 7 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas

Smith served 22 years in the U.S. Navy, then retired as chief of purchasing policy after 20 years working at the headquarters of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Purchasing Policy Directorate. He counted among his accomplishments rewriting the AAFES’ Purchasing Policy regulations.

Smith is survived by his life partner, William R. “Skip” McCarter of Dallas; his daughter, Melody Elise Lancaster of Las Vegas; his son, Michael Anthony Smith of Shingle Springs, Calif.; his niece, Carolyn Eddlemon; and his beagle, Suzie.

Funeral services with full military honors were held in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibben Funeral Home in Waxahachie, followed by a graveside service and burial at Dove’s Nest Cemetary in Waxahachie

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 28, 2011.