Ernest James Smith, Jr., 78, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born in Smithville, SC he was a son of Ernest James and Blanch Grant Smith. He was a member of the Wallace Church of the Nazarene. He has a Masters in Electronics and was an Amateur Radio Operator “KA4NIW.” He was a NOAA Skywarn Spotter. He enjoyed fishing, aviation, observing wildlife, drawing, and amateur radio.
Surviving is his wife, Mary Frances Sheppard Smith of Cheraw, SC, a son, Ernest “James” (Susie) Smith, III of Hamlet, NC, daughters, Barbara Smith Sowell of Hartsville, SC, Christine (Jeff) Smith Taylor of Rock Hill, SC, Cathy (J.A) Smith Graves of Cheraw, SC, a brother, Charles Edward (Diane) Smith of Wallace, SC, a sister, Kathryn Gayle (F.B.) Chavis of Wallace, SC, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, SC.
Memorials to: American Cancer Society, Chesterfield County Chapter, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Drive, Cheraw, SC 29520.
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