Whit Jay Smith, Jr.

Published 10:32 am Monday, February 12, 2018

Mr. Whit Jay Smith, Jr., age 83, a resident of Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at his home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the home at The Willows.

Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on July 20, 1934, son of the late Whit Jay Smith, Sr. and the late Mary Woolard Smith Toler. He attended Washington City Schools. Mr. Smith served his country in the U.S. Navy during Korea. On July 6, 1954, he married the former Nola May Waters, who survives. He was retired from Texas Gulf Inc. in Aurora.

Surviving along with his wife, Nola, of the home, are a daughter, Terry Smith Walker and husband Steve, of Washington; two sons, Whit Jay Smith III and wife Kathy, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Monnie Allen Smith, of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Kasey Smith Hearne and husband Mitch, Whitney Smith Edens and husband Austin, Tyler Walker and Scott Walker; and two great-grandchildren, Knox and Miles Hearn. Mr. Smith was predeceased by two sisters, Hazel Smith Towers and Kathleen Smith Gillikin.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to Beaufort County Humane Society, P.O. Box 33, Washington, NC 27889.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.