James A Smelley III
May 31, 1974 – February 15, 2020
James (Bo) Smelley III passed away February 15, 2020 in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. surrounded by his family. He was a well-respected law enforcement officer and later as a professional in the field of Digital Forensics and Cyber Counterintelligence. He spent over 17 years in both military and civilian law enforcement, Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations) and as a K-9 police dog handler. Later he pursued careers in Internet Security and Digital Forensics. Bo loved a challenge and to learn new things. He had an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, two Master’s Degrees, one in Business Administration and another in Computer Information Systems. At the time of his death he was working on a third Masters Degree in Network Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Bo was proceeded in death by his parents; James A Smelley, Jr and Mary Hosch ; grandfather, James A Smelley, Sr.; step-mother, Susan Smelley and step-sister, Charity Lee. Left to cherish his memory is his wife , Anna Smelley; daughters, Shayla and Skylar Smelley; grandmother, Nettie Williams; step-brother, David Lee; half-sisters, Candi Wrigley and Crystal Wagoner; uncles, David Smelley, Wayne Faulkner and Randy Faulkner; aunts, Cille Powers, Opal Fuller, Becky Mabrey, Barbara Faulkner and Cheryl Kirkland. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. A Life Celebration Service will follow at 1:00pm. The family has requested that you honor Bo by wearing casual attire to the service. In lieu of flowers, potted plants or Orchids would be appreciated.