James Smith, 89, of Oakdale died at his home on Sunday, May 30.
He was a native of Missouri. He lived in Oakdale for 10 years.
Mr. Smith was an engineer-manager for Leslie Salt Plant for eight years.
He was a member of the Oakdale Masonic Lodge #275, Eastern Star of Modesto, Amaranth of Stockton and the Scottish Rite of Stockton. He also played the piano for 80 years.
Survivors include his wife, June Smith of Oakdale; children, Judith Smith of Modesto, Nancy Viss of Oakdale, Sandra Morgan of Oregon, Linda Smith of Iowa; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons, William and Ronald Smith.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.
Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.
Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in charge of arrangements.