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Franklin D. Smith, Jr.

February 25, 1955 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 63)


Mr. Franklin Delano Smith, Jr. passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at McLeod Health Cheraw after an illness. He was 63.

Mr. Smith was born February 25, 1955 in Bluefield, WV. He was a son of the late Franklin Delano and Phyllis Maxine Hurst Smith, Sr. He attended Kingdom Life Church. He had a master’s degree plus 30 hours. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved his family, and his home state of WV. He enjoyed coaching all sports, especially football. He started the wrestling program at Marlboro County High School and also coached weight training, football, and basketball.

Mr. Smith leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Evelyn A. Smith; daughters, Michelle Hilton (Chad) of Bennettsville and Tonya Norton (Chris) of McColl; grandchildren, Kim Watson (Randy), Kayla Hilton, Brittany Hilton, Tyler Norton, Thomas Norton, Aleigh Norton, and Darby Norton; nieces, Mary Sue Curry (Keith) and Sherry Perdue (Richard); nephews, Stanley Carter (Michelle) and John Carter and host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and brothers, Stanley Stewart Carter and Charles Franklin Carter.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, June 15, 2018, at Burroughs Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Dr. Eddie Pruitt, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

 Memorials are suggested to: Marlboro County High School Athletic Department, 951 Fayetteville Ave. Ext., Bennettsville, SC 29512

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Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Smith family.

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