He passed away in 1978 at the age of 61. He shares a burial plot with his wife.
Fact: Burial (1978) Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 September 2019), memorial page for James Dorsey Smith (23 May 1917–29 Jun 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14130167, citing Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).