Clinton Smith

Sunrise: June 18, 1933

Sunset: July 29, 2020

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.

Revelation 21:4

“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.



Viewing Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Graveside Service Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:00am Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Stacie Banfield says

    C Smith our friendship & business relationship spanned two decades I will never forget your funny real estate and other stories and your kind gentle heart. You will be sorely missed and never forgotten

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    Alonzo Mcglone says

    We are saddened about the sudden passing of my close and dear friend Smitty.
    His wisdom and jokes will always be with me. I will miss my friend and he was a good man!
    RIP, Last man standing.
    Alonzo and Jill McGlone

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    Ruth Roberts says

    Am really going to miss smitty he was a kind and giving man. If he can help you he would. I remember him from the ponderosa he called the pondy and the wild. Wild west. He always he a kind and up lifting word for you. RIP smitty.

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