A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jesse Elmore Smith, 86, of Camden, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jesse’s memory to the A. Sam Karesh Wing of KershawHealth, 1102 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Jesse died Saturday, November 19, 2016. He was born in Bishopville, SC, the son of the late James Clyburn Smith and Colzie Elmore Smith. Jesse was a retired employee of Jaclyn Hosiery Mill and produce manager at The Camden Food Shop.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Betty Branham Smith; sons Larry Thomas Smith (Annette) of Charleston, SC, David Allen Smith (Dara) of Atlanta, GA, and Timothy Dale Smith (Julie) of Camden, SC; grandchildren, Jessica, Allie, Ann Branham, McKelvey, Cameron, Elizabeth, and Grace; great-granddaughter Caroline; and sister Nancy Stokes of Greer, SC.
Besides his parents, Jesse was predeceased by his brothers, James Smith, Wayne Smith, and Reverend Sim Smith.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.