Timothy Smith, affectionately known as “Tim”, was born on June 26, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He passed away in his home on April 5, 2021 from congestive heart failure. He was the son and fourth child born to the late Elder Abraham and Ruth Smith. He was raised in a loving Christian home.
Tim attended Portsmouth Public Schools where he received his formal education and graduated from S. H. Clarke Academy.
As a very young man, Tim took pride in his work and paved his own way. He had a multitalented work career which included
working as a welder, armored truck driver, licensed real estate entrepreneur and custodian. Tim was a devoted and hard worker like his father, and these strong values served him well. He received many accolades from his employers for his timeliness, dependability, and strong work ethic. He was known for being a strong, proud and good man who was self-suffificient with a quiet and observant disposition. He had a subtle smile that was memorable. He enjoyed exercising, eating healthy, and taking care of his body. He had a positive attitude and always encouraged others not to quit or give up. Tim had a competitive spirit and enjoyed playing tennis, checkers, and chess. He was a gifted artist and painter who created elaborate sketches, paintings, and wall murals. He cherished the holidays and spending time with his family. Tim will be fondly remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents Elder Abraham and Ruth Smith, and sister, Sarah Mitchell. He leaves to cherish his memory his eight remaining siblings, Abraham Smith, Portsmouth, VA; Lillie Smith-Heath, Virginia Beach, VA; Miriam Suyon Newton (Lee), Chesapeake, VA; Cathy Smith-Thornton, Portsmouth VA; Barbara Wiggins (Milton), Virginia Beach, VA; Mary Gathua, Portsmouth, VA; Marsha Moone (Darryl), Gainesville, VA; Isaac Smith (Valerie), Alexandria, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.