Mr. Glenn Edward Smith Sr. affectionately known as "Joe or Uncle Joe", husband of the Late Florine Pinckney Smith was born on October 2, 1941, to the late Mary G. and David Smith Sr. left this earthly life on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Glenn was a graduate of Wilson High School 1959. He was employed over twenty years with Nucor Steel known as Vulcraft and IFH both in Florence, South Carolina.
Glenn was always trying to help in the community. He served as the basketball and football coach for youth. He was a former Boy Scout Leader and Superintendent. Founding member of IBPOE of W Greater Progressive Lodge #1607, where he faithfully served as treasurer for many years. He worked tirelessly with the Jr. Elk watching over the Drill Team. He could be seen walking along the streets as they marched in parades and won many drill competitions.
Glenn loved his family and did his best to take care of them. In his early years, he was a member of Mount Sinai Holiness Church and New Ebenezer Baptist Church. After his wife passed away, he would attend and was a member of The Embassy of Jesus Christ and could be found at Light of Christ Ministries. He loved Bible Class and Sunday School. Glenn loved to read, watch TV- his favorite show was Star Trek, working on word puzzles and mind benders; most of all he loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four children, David Franklin, Glendalyn, Frank Elliot, and Larry Lamar; two sisters, Helen (Robert) Cooper and Mary (Sam) Anderson; three brothers, David (Tina) Smith, Jr., Bobby G. (Naomi) Smith, and Ernest Allen Smith.
Glenn leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Glenn E. (Cynthia) Smith, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; two daughters, Pastor Florine ( Bishop Cecil) Johnson of Monck's Corner, South Carolina and Wanda (Lynn) McNeil of Pamplico, South Carolina; three sisters, Lurla Mae Ellerbee, Ruth Ann Wilson, and Martha L. Barr all of Florence, South Carolina; two brothers, Morris (Minister Doretha) Smith and Bobby Parks both of Florence South Carolina; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude Richardson of James Island South Carolina, Sarah Cromwell of Tampa, Florida, and Jeanette (Gene) Palmer of Lincolnville, South Carolina; a special cousin, Anne Brown of Brick, New Jersey; a friend and caregiver, Mrs. Emmarina Fields of Darlington, South Carolina.
He was all about community and family and helped to care for and raise other family and children, to include: two nephews, James ( Ordia) Pinckney of Washington, District of Columbia and Steven (Betty) Cooper; a godson, Riley G. Smith; a special daughter, D'Asia Keith; a special friend, Walter Alston; and a host of grandchildren, great grandnieces, grandnephews, special sons and daughters; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Please keep the family of Glenn Edward Smith, Sr. in your thoughts and prayers.