James Smallwood

Obituary

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007

Juneau resident James Edgar Smallwood died Oct. 24, 2007, in Juneau.

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Born July 6, 1951, in Skagway, he attended Juneau schools and married Clarkelle Flygare in 1970.

He was a Goldbelt Inc. and Sealaska shareholder and enjoyed carving plaques of Tlingit design. According to his family, some of his work is in a museum in London.

He earned a black belt in Keet-do kung fu and trained with his brother, Wayne. They were police officers together in Bellingham, Wash.

He also worked as a winch operator for Goldbelt in Hobart Bay. In the early 1990s, he worked for Douglas Trucking. He owned and operated a cab company in Sitka with his brother, Gene, and second wife, Denise.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Smallwood; second wife, Denise Smallwood; father, Wayne E. Smallwood; aunt, Mildred "Dolly" Moler; and uncle, Dan E. Gore.

He is survived by his mother, Harryet Rappier; brothers, Arley, Wayne and Gene Smallwood; son, Ned Smallwood; adopted sister, Jeannie Lee; and adopted brothers, Vern McGee and Lars Love.

Pallbearers are Lars Love, Ray Preston, Gene Smallwood, Wayne Smallwood, Ned Smallwood and Vern McGee.

Honorary pallbearers are Ward Lamb, Mark Sateri, Nita Coronell, Dayton Rosenberg, Aaron Rosenberg, the Rev. Walter Sobeloff Sr., John Barbridge and Jeannie Lee.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary. Refreshments will be provided after the service at the Church of God.



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