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Norman Eugene Smith
  • In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to:
  • Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
    2545 Bohicket Road
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“NORM WHEN WE WERE SO LUCKY TO MEET YOU AND YOUR BETTER HALF 50 YEARS AGO ON CENTERBROOK CAROL AND GARY HAD TOO MANY GOOD TIMES TO COUNT.THE BEST...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: GARY SIMPSON - SARASOTA, FL

“Mrs. Smith, (Merinda), I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Norman loved you very much. <br />I met Norman at Muni, and played golf with him...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: John Malmrose - Charleston, SC

“My deepest condolences to Merinda and Norman's family. My uncles Norman and Lowell were my heros when I was very young. Brave men who flew fighter...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Buzz Feiten - Los Angeles, CA

“He was a dear friend and neighbor to my parents in SC and MN. He was an encouragement to me during Dad's, Buds illness. He would ride his bike over...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: DEBB Pearson-White - HOWELL, MI

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5 of 18 | Posted by: DEBB Pearson-White - HOWELL, MI

“I was shocked and saddened when I learned of Norm's passing upon my return from a road trip. It was early this morning when I arrived at the Muni...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Omer Fannin - John's Island, SC

“Dear Family: I was saddened today to hear that Norman had died. Norman and I played with the Rascals at Muni on a regular basis. I always enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: John Ollis - Charleston, SC

“Merinda, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. In recent years we have not been that close due to geography and my work schedule. In the...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Scott Smith - Jackson, LA

“Played golf with Norman several times. He was always cheerful and a great golfing companion. He will surely be missed. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Ronald Johnston - Mt. Pleasanr, SC

“Norm was a true gentleman and a great golf companion. He will be missed by all of us at Muni. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Evans - Charleston, SC

“Dear "Merin" and family , Norman was a great friend and competitor as well. We always enjoyed the activities we shared at Association Board meetings...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Cherie and I had the pleasure of meeting Norm while attending Johns Island Presbyterian church 11 years ago. He reached out to us with very...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Wayne Gadberry - Fargo, ND

“He always walked tall as a proud Marine (the softest one you could ever imagine) and he walked - Ocean Point to pro shop. I earlier days he only...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: George Haskins - Rochester, NY

“Norm was a really fine person and " one who never met a stranger", always willing to talk and share life's stories. He will surely be missed by his...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Fred Wehman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Merinda and family, I had the pleasure to work for your Norman for 15years. I was just a young kid learning the business and I couldn't have...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Terry Jeddeloh - Denver, CO

“Semper Fi Norman. May I give you one last salute from your U.S.Navy 'swabby' friend? God's Peace and my prayers, Dick ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Richard McGuire - Friend

“Rarely do we encounter a soul as warm, kind, and sincere as Norm's. He was always so helpful to my parents especially when my father's health was...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Athena Manos - Charleston, SC

“Dearest Merinda and family -You and Norman were the aunt and uncle with whom I had the closest bond as Norman was my mother's youngest brother. In...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Bonnie Householder - GA - Family


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Norman Eugene Smith, 84, of Charleston, South Carolina, formerly of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, husband of Merinda Lucille Yovannone Smith entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 21, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 in James Island Presbyterian Church, 1632 Fort Johnson Road at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Beaufort National Cemetery, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Norman was born January 26, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Cyrus Abel Smith and Ruth Verbena Hildebrand Smith. Norman served as a Pilot in the United States Marine Corps and retired as President and CEO of Vincent Metal Goods. Norman was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity and Seabrook Island Club, a longtime member of the Charleston Symphony Choir, a member of the Chamber Music of Charleston and a church elder and choir member of Johns Island Presbyterian Church. He was an active member of James Island Presbyterian Church.

Norman was an avid golfer who loved to make others laugh. He traveled the world, lived life to the fullest and was grateful for all he had been blessed with in his life. He had a sincere and avid interest in people he met and was a kind and generous friend. Above all, he loved and cherished his family.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Merinda; daughters: Julie McCulloch (Warren) of Seabrook Island, SC and Stacey Smith (Terry Symanietz) of Eagan, MN; son, Wain Smith (Helen) of Ripley, TN and grandson, Logan Smith (USAF) stationed in the United Arab Emirates.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, 2545 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.