Captain Harold Wayne Smith
December 6, 1929 – August 6, 2018
Captain Harold Wayne Smith, 88, of Poplarville, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by family.
Captain Harold was born December 6, 1929 and grew up in the Piney Woods of Alabama to William A. and Savannah Kizziah Smith. He began his career on the Alabama rivers as a deckhand on tugboats, and, after many marine miles and many years, he reached his goal of becoming a Crescent river Port Pilot, Old Number 84. After retirement, he began a cattle farm in rural Pearl River County and spent many hours fulfilling his dream. He was US Navy veteran; former member of the Pearl River County Cattlemen's Association; member of Sherrard Byrd Masonic, Poplarville; and life member of Greeno Masonic in Fairhope, Alabama. Above all, with the help of God, Captain Harold was instrumental in helping many around him reach their career and business aspirations.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth; his son, Billy; granddaughter, Caprice; grandson, Simon; sisters, Louise, Frances, Ella Mae; brothers, Cecil, and "Brother" Bill.
Family members include his children, Johnny, Ruthie (Strother), Neva (Greg), Bryan; grandchildren, Jonathan, Strother Lee, Jr., Zachary, Jeremy, Shawna, Sarah Jane, David, Brittany; thirteen great grandchildren; sisters, Margie, Trudy, Kay; brothers, Gene, and Carl.
Funeral services will be at WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at 53 Captain Smith Lane, Poplarville. The family will receive friends and have visitation from noon until services, Thursday at the funeral home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be given at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com for the Smith Family.
Captain Harold will be best remembered as saying: "Every night when I go to bed, I ask myself - Did I help someone today? If I can say yes, then it was a good day!"
White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.