Jim Sweat, 70, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center, KS.
Jim was born on October 18, 1952, in Smith Center, KS, the son of Eugene and Jean (Stuckman) Sweat. On August 26, 1978, Jim married Barbara Shellito in Smith Center, KS, to this union they were blessed with two children, Laura and Lee.
Jim was a Smith County Memorial Hospital board member from 2015 – 2023, Lions Club member, 2005 – present, Sweat-Claudell Cemetery board member from many years. Jim loved to attend all of his grandkids events including: softball, baseball, wrestling, basketball, school concerts, and 4-H shows. He always enjoyed coming out to the farm for a field trip to see all the grandkids 4-H projects. Jim retired from farming in 2006 and moved to Smith Center in 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ron Sweat.
Jim is survived by his wife Barbara Sweat of Smith Center; a daughter Laura (Rhett) Kingsbury of Smith Center; a son Lee (Michelle) Sweat of Cedar; two brothers, Vince (Judi) Sweat of Austin, TX, Don (Ronda) Sweat of Syracuse, NE; two sisters, Jean Sweat of Smith Center, June Ankenbrandt of Olathe; four grandchildren, Sierra, Kinser, Camber and Briggs Kingsbury all of Smith Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2023, at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Lance McDowell officiating. Visitation will be held 8:00 until service time, Friday, February 24th. Burial will take place in the Sweat - Claudell Cemetery, Claudell, KS. Memorials may be given to the Smith County 4-H Club and can be sent in care of the funeral chapel.