HILTON HEAD, SC James Kennedy "Jimmy" Smith of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Florence, SC, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019, after a brief illness. Jimmy was born in Florence, a son of the late Dr. George C. Smith and the late June Bockstanz Smith.He graduated from McClenaghan High School where he participated in multiple sports. Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Navy. After his service, he attended Florence-Darlington Technical College, graduating with associate degrees in both electrical engineering and computer design.Jimmy had been employed as the assistant golf pro at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head for a number of years. He later managed Aunt Chiladas Restaurant in Hilton Head. After retirement, he was employed by The Hilton Limousine Company (The Yellow Cab).In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a sister, June Eranda Everett.Surviving are three sisters, Terrell S. Smith (Edward) of Barnwell, SC, Susan S. Elvington (Leo) of Florence, Martha S. Clifford (Steve) of Charlotte, NC, and a brother, George Covington Smith, Jr., (Sharon), also of Florence; brother-in-law, Tommy Everett, of Florence; nephew, Brice Elvington (Kim); nieces, Mary Glenn Eldridge (Jule) and Morgan Walker (Michael); and numerous out-of-town nieces and nephews, along with several grand-nieces and -nephews.A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2019, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Susan S. Elvington from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The June B. Smith Scholarship, c/o McLeod Health Foundation, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.
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