November 25, 1946 - July 17, 2020
Funeral services for Mr. Wilford Coley Smith, 73, will be held at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at Spring Branch Baptist Church. The Rev. Buddy Amerson will officiate with burial to follow in Smith-Outlaw Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home, 192 Sail Club Rd. Hartsville, SC. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family. Mr. Smith entered into rest on Friday, July 17, 2020. Born in Chesterfield County, SC, he was a son of the late Coley and Ella Mae Hancock Smith. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Sharpshooter. Wilford loved his family dearly and was an outstanding father and grandfather. He was a man of great faith that loved the Lord. He enjoyed playing music and was a talented piano player. Surviving are his children, Stephen W. Smith, Shannon A. "Sissy" Smith; companion, Mary Lynn Graham; grandchildren, Tyler James, Tanner Smith; sisters, Daphene Massingale Thompson, Naomi (Robert) Isgett, Darrie (Curtis) O'Neill, Beth Byrd; brother, Burnie Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Nicole Smith; sister, Yvonne Smith; brothers, Emmett Smith, Donald Smith; brother-in-law, Heyward Byrd; close friend, Dennis C. "Sneed" Smith. The family would like to express gratitude to Samantha Lynn Brown of Pruitt Hospice for the loving care she provided.
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