Jackie C. Smith, 70 of Anderson, SC, peacefully entered his Heavenly home the morning of Sunday September 21, 2014 with his family at his bedside. He faced death, just as he lived his life, with encouraging words for others and a gentle spirit.
Born on November 14, 1943 in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Carlisle and Clara Smith.
Mr. Smith was a 1964 graduate of Boys High, where he held several state records in pole vault and track. He was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas after 41 years of service and worked part time at Senior Solutions. He was also a Veteran, having served in the US Army.
“Papa,” as he was affectionately called, was an avid golfer and loved all things Clemson and the Atlanta Braves. He found great joy in passing on his love of baseball, football, and golf to his five grandsons. He never missed their games, as long as his health permitted and was their biggest fan. He took great pride in providing and caring for his family.
Mr. Smith loved his church, Gethsemane Baptist Temple, where he served as a Trustee, Advisor and Usher for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Millie Rumsey Smith, son; Jackie S. Smith and his wife Kristi, Daughter; Tracy S. Bryant and her husband Steve, Brothers; Dennis Smith and his wife Diane and Billy Smith, Grandchildren; Nick, Ty, and Chase Bryant and Skylar and Christian Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at Gethsemane Baptist Temple with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Tuesday September 23, 2014 at the Sosebee Mortuary South Chapel.
The family will be at the home of his Daughter; Tracy S. Bryant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in, Jackie’s honor, to Gethsemane Baptist Temple.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.SosebeeMortuary.com
The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements.