Clarence Smith, Sr, 68, entered his eternal home on October 28, 2019, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 1, 1951, in McCormick, SC, to the late Jahue and Eloise Smith. He graduated from Mims High School in 1969 and joined the United States Air Force in 1971. He honorably served his country for 25 years, retiring in 1997 at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management at Bellevue University, and continued his government service as a civilian for the VA Medical Center until his medical retirement in 2007.
His military assignments included Lackland AFB, TX, Norton AFB, CA, Kadena AB, Japan, Kelly AFB, TX, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, Sembach AB, Germany, Grand Forks AFB, ND, Maxwell AFB, AL, Ramstein AB, Germany, Offutt AFB, NE, Osan AB, Korea, and back to Offutt AFB, NE.
Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Pamelia, son Clarence Smith, Jr. and daughter Vanessa Smith. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by two out of fourteen siblings: Mrs. Jessie Talbert of Chicago, IL, and Mrs. Bernice (Miles) Burnett of Dermott, AR, and a host of loved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Clarence was a devoted member of the Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons, Nebraska and its Jurisdiction.
Funeral Service will be on Friday, November 8th, 11:00 a.m., in the Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Martha Chapel UMC Cemetery McCormick, SC with Military Honors.
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