James Woods NeSmith
1951 — 2019
James Woods NeSmith died at his home in Tallahassee, lovingly attended by family and friends, on June 15, 2019. The cause of death was familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Woods was born in 1951 in Wauchula, Florida and grew up in Gainesville, Florida. His father, James NeSmith, also died of ALS. Family members who grieve his passing are his wife of twenty-three years, Marda Messick; his mother, Carlotta Clavel NeSmith, of Gainesville; his brothers, Chris NeSmith (Lee) and Peter NeSmith (Laura), also of Gainesville; his sister, Katy NeSmith (Jim Cox), of Tallahassee; his children, Cara NeSmith and James NeSmith (Erica), both of Durham, North Carolina; nieces Jules NeSmith and...