"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for it's dead and I will measure with mathmatical exactness the tender mercies of it's people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals."
Kelton Perry Smith, Jr., husband of Mayme Jean Pruitt Smith of 303 Breazeale St. died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his residence.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Kelton Perry Smith Sr., and Bessie Fields Smith. He was of Baptist Faith. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Shriners Hamilton Lodge.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: daughters, Betty Smith Osborne and Lynn King (Phil) all of Belton; sister; Lillian Hicks; special granddaughter, Sheena King; special great granddaughter, Mary Grace King; several grandchildren, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Johnny and Billy Smith; one brother and 3 sisters.
Service will be held 2pm Friday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Alex Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.
The family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm Thursday at Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Shiners Children Hospital @ 950 W. Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.
The family will be at the residence.
Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.