Jimmy Smith of “Axe Men” fame, passed away recently. He had been suffering from cancer.
He was my neighbor in Cle Elum for several years. Although the show portrayed him as a cussing baboon who couldn’t get along with his son James. I assure you that the show was scripted.
It was Jimmy’s dream to be an “Aqua Logger.” He ran into difficulties on the Hoquiam River with the State of Washington shortly after the show started so the TV company changed locations and he ended up on the Swanie River in Florida.
He will be greatly missed by those who know and love him.