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White Funeral & Cremation Service

603 Ocean Hwy E, Bolivia, NC

OBITUARY

Jack Kirby Smith

April 8, 1936August 27, 2019

Jack Kirby Smith, age 83 of Holden Beach, NC passed away on Tuesday the twenty seventh of August 2019 with his loving family by his side. Born in Wayne County, NC on the eighth of April 1936, Jack was a son of the late John Claude and Emma Crawford Smith. Jack was a US Army veteran, an avid woodworker having built their home and many pieces of furniture at their home and garden.. He loved people and will be missed for the lives that he touched and the people he inspired. He was retired from Alcatel (formerly ITT) after over thirty years of service and was a longtime active member of the Holden Beach Chapel. In retirement, Jack was actively involved in his community serving as a commissioner for the Town of Holden Beach and on the advisory board for NC Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Smith and a sister, Grace Bailey. Surviving are his adoring wife of 63 years, Catherine Smith; two sons, Matt Smith and partner Emily Croce of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, Marcus “Marc” Smith and wife Jessica of Eden, NC; three grandchildren, Ayden, Dylan Smith and Austin Taylor Hatley. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 PM, on Friday the thirteenth of September 2019 in the Holden Beach Chapel. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that donations be made in Jack’s name to the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462. Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel

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Pat Deaton

August 29, 2019

R.I.P. Mr.Jack . You will always hold a special place in my Heart. You were always so kind to me and treated me like part of your family. I will miss you, but will see you again one day. Fly high pain free Mr. Jack.Love you

Matt Smith

August 28, 2019

Jessica Smith

August 28, 2019

I remember there was this ongoing joke every time we would come to visit. Jack would tell us to bring him a opossum if we found one on the side of the road and then he would ask us when we got there if we had brought him a opossum. One day, at a gift shop, I found the cutest stuffed opossum and knew I just HAD to get it. The next time we came to visit, I did indeed bring him a opossum! After that, the opossum liked moving around the house and it was always interesting to see where the opossum was hanging out whenever we came to visit. Jack was never far from his “mouse-coat” and loved to watch World War II documentaries. We always joked about what hitler was up to that day. Close to the end, what I will remember most is sitting next to him on the couch, porch or wherever and holding his hand. He always wanted to be near someone. If I was to get up he’d say “come right back and sit with me, I’m saving your seat”. He was the dearest, loving father in-law that anyone could hope for.

Matt Smith

August 28, 2019

Matt Smith

August 28, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY