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Family pay tribute to a 'devoted and dearly loved dad'

54-year-old James Smith who died on 16th January Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of 54-year-old James Smith, who died yesterday (16th January), have paid tribute to a 'devoted and dearly loved dad'.

Mr Smith from Workington was hit by a car in Oxford Street in the town on 15th January.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, but later died.

He who was known locally as ‘Jim’ and had two daughters, Sharon Smith from Egremont and Alisha Smith from Workington.

They said:

"Dad was born in Whitehaven and was brought up there with his three brothers and one sister.

"He later moved to Workington with his late wife Norma. When Norma died suddenly in October 2011 it was like he had lost his right arm. They were soul mates. They used to spend all their time together so when she died, he was lost.

“However he found comfort in his dog called Wally. They were inseparable.

“He was a devoted dad, always there for us when we needed him and would always be the first person we would turn to. He always told us he loved us, making sure we knew.

“He was a granddad to two boys and a girl who he loved dearly.He was our world. He was one in a million. We can’t imagine life without our dad, we will miss him so much.”

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