James Henry Smith, 73 of Beaufort, SC, husband of Pamela Jane Smith "Sam", passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Summit Place in Beaufort.\nJim was born on December 13, 1945 in Chicago, IL the son of Henry LeRoy and Virginia Dixon Smith. Later, after both graduating from Valparaiso University, James would marry Pamela Jane nee Dutton on April 12, 1969.\nSurvivors include: his wife; two sons: Eric W. Smith; Joshua C. Smith; son-in-law Virgil Hernandez III; two grandchildren: Oslo W. Smith and Huxton L. Smith (their mother Ginger L. Smith).\nMr. Smith was a man of many accomplishments. He proudly got his MBA from Loyola University. He was the President of the American Cancer Society in Chicago and of Amoco International, retiring from bp Corporation in 2002. He served on several industry related boards, both domestically and internationally and held many executive positions with both Amoo and bp. Through his passion for sports, he played Chicago softball with a company league, became a Pro-Am golfer, accomplished a hole in one, and also was an Olympic Torch runner.