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Clarence Earl Smith

July 4, 1939 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 81)

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Clarence Earl (Smitty) Smith

Saluda, SC: Clarence Early (Smitty) Smith, of 301 High Point Road,  the husband of Gladys D. Smith passed away on Sunday night in Self Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Fruitland Park, FLA, son of the late Early Bird Smith and the late Amanda Hill Smith.

He lived in Florida and New York, moving to Saluda in 1985 with his wife Gladys Dozier and children.  He united with the Rock Hill Baptist Church where he was a faithfully member and sang with the Rock Hill Male Chorus. 

His work history consist of working for New York City Housing 32B for over nineteen years. After moving to Saluda, SC, he gained employment with Saluda School District and later a Saluda Nursing Center where he worked until retirement. He was a volunteer fireman. His favorite hobbies were fishing and driving. He loved mentoring and helping the youth in the community, and he was an adopted father for so many young men and women. He never ever met a stranger, and he always wanted to feed everyone the fish he caught. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves precious and cherished memories with his devoted wife, Gladys D. Smith of the home; sons, Bradley A, Clarence O., Deionn B. Fredrick D. and Terence J. Smith all of Saluda, SC and Aaron Malone, Sr. of New York; daughters, Phyllis Amanda Green, Paula Smith and Brenda Maxwell of New York and Tameka Dozier (honorary daughter) of Saluda, SC; eighteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; brothers, Stanley Smith and Prez "Early Bird" Smith both of New York; sisters, Geraldine Curry, Vera McDaniels, Betty Ann Wilson Shirley Ann Smith and Rose Lee Howard all of Florida; in-laws, Henry W. (Loraine) Dozier, Carrie B. Dozier and Sherelleyne (George) Dukes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends.

A Celebration of His Life will be 1 p.m. Sunday 9/13/20 at Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery conducted Reverend Herbert Martin - presiding and his son. Clarence O. Smith will give the Eulogy.

Viewing will be 1-7 pm Saturday, 9/12/20 at the funeral home.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS Gladys Smith request all monetary donations to be cash app to : $RaineRose1.

The family is at the home 301 High Point Road, Saluda, SC.


Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Smith Family.

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September 12, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Butler and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
306 N. Bouknight Ferry Raod
Saluda, South Carolina 29138

Graveside Service
September 13, 2020

1:00 PM
Rock Hill Baptist Church (Saluda, SC)

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