Benny Smith

Obituary of Benny Smith

Benny Smith, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, October 1, 2010, while his daughter Alwilda �Dermie� was by his side. Benny, �Pop� as he was affectionately known, was born on May 15, 1925, to Collin Smith and Viola Nee Dwight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benny later moved to southern New Jersey, where he attended the Middle Township Public Schools System. Mr. Smith enrolled in the United States Army serving this country for three years including his role in World War II. After returning home from the service, he then met his wife Barbara Rose Langford of Wildwood, New Jersey. Out of this marriage of 62 years, were born nine beautiful children. To help supplement his family Benny enrolled into carpentry school. After completion of the course, he began to work for Mobley Construction, Darden & Son, and eventually became self-employed. Overall Benny spent more than thirty years of his life within the capentry business. �Pop� was a great father to his children and a wonderful family man. He shared his wisdom and knowledge with all those who spent time with him. He truly enjoyed the love and the compassion that his family gave to him, which was clearly evident as his health was in decline. He would tell you how he really felt; but those that knew him understood that it was clearly out of love. �Pop� was predeceased by: three sons, Henry, Steven and John Smith; brothers Henry, Clifford, and William Smith; and sister, Evelyn Bailey. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wonderful wife, Barbara; children, Bennie Langford (Gloria), Alwilda �Dermie� Smith, Frederick "Freddy" Smith, Robert Jameel �Peanut� Smith, Genevieve "Nay" Smith, and Benita "Dolly" Crawley; sisters, Dorothy Jackson, Ruby Saddler, and Mamie Smith; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. �Pop� will be truly missed by all.
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Visitation

All Wars Memorial Building New York and Adriatic Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

All Wars Memorial Building New York and Adriatic Avenues, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery Route 50, Estell Manor NJ US 08330 Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
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