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Dr. Edwin Terry Smith

Dr. Edwin Terry Smith
  • September 14, 1931 - January 24, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
    626 Savannah Hwy.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“I had the privilege to be Dr. Smith's assistant in Myrtle Beach SC. He was such a wonderful Dr.to work with, as well as being a friend..He was...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Hayes - Conway, SC

“I'm so sorry. He will be very missed. Buddy was a great man. I'm sure we will see him again in heaven. Stay strong. Love always. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Montgomery - Kansas city, KS

“Buddy was like a brother to Bill. He was loved by all who knew him. My daughter and her family have wonderful memories of Buddy as I do! Peace and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sarah Witherspoon

“Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time!Sharon Cass ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon Cass - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace for the days ahead. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Jameson Hare

“Sending love and prayers to you, Sylvia, and your sons. May God's presence give you all comfort and peace. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bertha Miley Tesh and family

“You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: David and Nancy Giotta - SC

“Our heartfelt sympathy, Sylvia to you and your family. You are in our prayers . ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Annette Cook Hamel & Family


Dr. Edwin Terry Smith

Dr. Edwin Terry Smith, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Sylvia F. Smith entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 24, 2021. His Graveside Service will be held 11:30 am, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc, West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway.

He was born September 14, 1931 in Springfield, South Carolina, son of the late Edwin T. Smith and Callie Louise Boylston Smith. After losing his parents at a young age, Dr. Smith affectionately known as "Buddy", was reared by his great-uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. Norman E. Boylston of Branchville, SC.

Dr. Smith graduated from Branchville High School in 1949. He attended Clemson University for two years before deciding to go into the U.S. Air Force. After his time in the service, he attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 1956. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1962. He practiced Dentistry in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC for 38 years. He was an avid follower of all sports and played first base for the Eastern Carolina Baseball League Conference in his younger years. Dr. Smith was an active member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher, counting committee, and on the missions committee. He made four trips to Haiti with the dental mission's team to do volunteer dentistry. He was a member of the Lupo Sunday School Class.

During his retirement years, he could be found fishing and shrimping at his place on the Toogoodoo River. He enjoyed working in his yard and often provided transportation and support for friends that needed assistance getting to their appointments. Dr. Smith was a kind compassionate, caring man with the attributes suitable for helping others.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Felder Smith, whom he married, August 17, 1956, and two wonderful sons: Dr. E. Terry Smith, Jr. (Buffy) of Marion, SC and Bryan Felder Smith of Yonges Island. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Lauren Smith, Natalie Smith, Edwin T. Smith, III, "TJ" Weston Shea Smith and Chadwick Lane; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Logan Lane and his sister, Nira Jean "Pete" Horton of Branchville.

Memorials can be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407.