Feb/03/1935 – Jul/07/2007
LUGOFF – Funeral service for Henry Walter “Sonny” Smith, Jr., 72, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in Miles Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church, video and multi-media fund.
Mr. Smith died Saturday, July 7, 2007. Born in Darlington, he was the son of the late Henry W. Smith, Sr. and Golder Arnold Smith Jordan. A graduate of St. Johns High School in Darlington, he received his Bachelors of Art Degree in English from Wofford College. His career consisted of being a Sports Writer for Wofford College, Assistant Sports Editor for the Spartanburg Journal, Sports Editor for Rockhill Herald, Sports Writer for WBTW T.V. in Florence, and Editor for the S.C. Department of Agriculture – Market Bulletin.
Mr. Smith was a founding member of the Elgin Catfish Stomp Committee, a former member of the LIONS Club in Elgin, and a member of the Elgin 39ers. He served on the Board of Directors for Fairfield Electric Co-op, Board of Trustees for CEE-US, Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Village and Board of Directors for Ocean Villas. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed photography, being a contributing writer for publicity of church and community activities, and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He was a member of Blaney Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, a member of the Median Adult Sunday School Class, and served on numerous committees.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Lynette Miles Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Walt Smith, Miles and Windy Smith, and Greg and Janette Smith, all of Lugoff; grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, Peggy, Julie, Ariel, Scott, Zachary, and Becca Smith; and aunt, Frances Arnold of Darlington, S.C.