Edgar Frank Smith Jr.
September 21, 1942 – March 5, 2019
Charlotte - Edgar Frank Smith, Jr., known to friends and family as Ed or Eddie, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He was born September 21, 1942, at what was known as Presbyterian Hospital. Ed was educated in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System and Central Piedmont Community College. He remained in Charlotte his entire life, with the exception of time served in the United States Army.
His places of employment were Westinghouse, Southwire Mtg. (sales representative), as well as Lufthansa Air Lines. Ed's sale position with Southside created a love of travel, and he spent his retirement years "just riding"; enjoying the beauty of God's Creation; as well as the history in both the Carolinas.
Ed is preceded in death by his father, Edgar Frank Smith, Sr. and mother, Emily Stilwell Smith.
Left to enjoy memories of Ed's life are his brother, Eric Smith and wife Joyce; nephew, Shane Smith and wife Donna; great-nephews, Ethan Smith and Nathan Smith; great-nieces, Keira Smith and Emily Smith; along with many cousins.
A Service of Celebration of His Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the chapel of Harry and Bryant, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. Officiating will be the Rev. Trevor Smith of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. A visitation and reception will follow the service where family will receive friends. Burial will be private.
- Service of Celebration of Ed's Life Saturday, March 9, 2019
Edgar Frank Smith Jr.
Johnny Spratt, Jr.
March 8, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear about Eddie. I just picked up the paper today and saw his obituary. I have had him in my thoughts all day. Eddie and his younger brother , Eric, were best childhood friends with my brother Ray and I.
The Smith family lived directly across the street from my family on Ivey Drive for our entire childhood. Also, our paternal grandparents, Ern and Mace Spratt, were next door neighbors of the Smith family. Essentially, we were playing and seeing them on almost a daily basis. I consider Eddie as one of my best childhood friends. We had great times living on Ivey Drive. Back in those days, neighbors were real neighbors for the most part, and families and kids played together all the time. It was truely a wonderful neighborhood to live in. Eddie would come over to my grandfather's, Ern, garage area while we were visiting across the street on most every day. We would all love to be around my gandfather while he worked in the beloved garage area next to Eddie's backyard. We would gather there watching Ern work on his old Pontiac, or Frasier, or help him do carpentry work or work in the garden. I have driven down Ivey Drive several times and stopped and talked to Eddie and his Mom in my adult life. I will miss Eddie quite a bit. Eric, I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. God bless you and your family ! Johnny Spratt