Sunday July 12th, 2020
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Harold D. Smith, Jr.
Harold D. Smith Jr., 73, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 surrounded in love by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold D. Smith Sr. and Barbara Benton.
Harold dedicated much of his life to Freemasonry and volunteered in many different roles in the community to include President of the Auxiliary at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va. and was on the board of directors for Olde Mill Creek. He provided medical transport for children with the Shriners and frequently volunteered for the Norfolk school system.
Harold was a huge fan of Nascar and The New England Patriots. He loved being on the golf course, attending theatre, fishing, and traveling with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Everett Smith of 23 years; brother, Jeffrey Smith; daughter, Tina Smith De Pedro; son, Christian Everett and daughter, Jamie Spina; granddaughter, Delaney Elkins and three grandsons, Joshua Elkins and Ryan Smith and Ciaran Evans and his best friend Joel Kirshon. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend.
Funeral visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM at Baker Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane Suffolk, Va. 23435(masks will be provided).
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by Grace Hospice. In Lieu of Flowers the family would prefer donations to, Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or The National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com
My deepest sympathy to all of Harold's family and loved ones. I regret that I am unable to attend the visitation since I now live 4 hours away in Fayetteville, NC, and have a family commitment to honor. I remember Harold from our youth, and I must say it is obvious he has always been an amazing person, someone to look up to. I last saw he and brother Jeff at my mothers funeral in 2009. I remember the emotional boost I experienced when I saw they were there, and I look back on that day with appreciation. The news of Harold's death brings great sadness to me today, but the memories I have of him will be treasured. Very Respectfully, Victor
Victor Nobles May 13 2021 12:00 AM
I am remembering the happy go, lucky kid, I knew from Grammer school today. What a card Harold was!! His friendliness was always found right there in that impressive smile and it was still there the last time I had the pleasure of seeing Harold again at our 50th class reunion in 2014. His life was one of giving and sharing and that doesn't surprise me one bit. He was always that kind and sensitive guy all throughout his whole life. When I picture Harold in my mind, that friendly smile is always there. WWHS Class of 1964.5 -1965 will miss our classmate and friend and Harold. He will be remembered each time we come together.
Barbara Castellanos Carson May 13 2021 12:00 AM
I am a friend of Harold through Joel and Faye Kirshon. I did not know Harold well but from what I knew he was a special person. I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad he is no longer suffering. May God give you peace and comfort.
Susan Shearin May 13 2021 12:00 AM