On the morning of Wednesday July 29, 2020 God called home to rest Clinton ” Smitty” Smith.
Clinton, 87, was a native of Princess Anne County and is predeceased by his father George Smith, his mother Mable Woodhouse and his brother George.
Clinton was a high school graduate of Princess Anne County High School and enjoyed playing football. He also enjoyed fishing, watching a good sports game especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins and eating anything from “Daisy’s kitchen” his wife of 61 years. Although he couldn’t cook, he somehow knew how it should be done and wasn’t afraid to let you know how to prepare the dish. There are very few kitchen and cooking appliances Smitty didn’t own.
Clinton also spent many years as a skilled barber at Square Deal Barber Shop on Church Street. In addition to that, he often provided his barber services on the back porch of the neighborhood home where he grew up.It was his way of giving back to his community.
He retired from Norfolk Naval Base after 29 years of work as a warehouseman. He was a well known employee and continued many friendships with his co-workers even after retirement.One of his favorite things to do was talk about some of the many things that happened on the job.
Clinton later became a successful business entrepreneur and owned/operated several local establishments.
In addition to Clinton’s wife of 61 years, Daisy, he is survived by two daughters Karen (Ruffin), Angela Smith and two beloved grandsons, Mark Ruffin Jr and Michael Ruffin and a host of cousins, friends, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”(KJV)
Our family would like to thank all who have supported us during our bereavement. We appreciate the phone calls, cards and words of comfort. They will never be forgotten.