Clyde Smith, 87, of Taylors, S.C. died Friday, March 6, 2009.
Clyde was born in Greenville County, S.C., he was the son of the late
Jonah A. Smith and Jess S. Hill. Clyde was the owner of Smith Electric,
a member of Taylors 1st Baptist Church, a member of Hugh Badger Sunday
school class. He was a veteran of World War II where he was a scout with
the 82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry C/O, and a POW captured on
D-Day and a survivor of Dresden.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, M. Frances Smith; a
daughter, Kay (Wayne) Ward of Travelers Rest; three sons, Dennis (Kathy)
Smith of Taylors, Richard Smith of Taylors, and Michael (Debbie) Smith
of Seneca; 12 grandchildren, Brian (Jerrilyn), Kevin (Katie) and Jason
(Laura) Ward, Scott, Ryan, Adam, Angela, and Ashley (Mark) Murphy,
Chelley, Lindsey, Jessica, and Sabrina Smith; 14 great-grandchildren,
Jordan, Emmalie, Ashlyn, Judith Kate, and Drayton Ward, Chelsea,
Matthew, Megan, Brianne, Nicolas, Alex, Nichole, Ava Swift, and Will
Murphy; one great great-grandchild, Bradley Ward; and a brother, N.W.
(Mildred) Smith of Powdersville.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Staite of La Mesa, Calif. and
Evora Bridges of Eutaville, S.C.; and a great-grandson, Michael S.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the
Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with interment to follow in Woodlawn
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries,
2419 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29615.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville
(courtesy of Charlie Porter)
Grave marker for Clyde Smith in Woodlawn Memorial Park,
Greenville (Greenville), SC.
Clyde was a member of
Company A and was captured on D-Day. Pfc Smith was a POW for the
remainder of the war.