WILLIAM HENRY SMITH was born on March 23, 1936 in Anderson, South Carolina to Len and Bertha Smith. By April of 1940 the Smith family, which included sisters Ethel and Lennie, had moved to 143 Spruce Street in South Camden. Len Smith then worked as a construction laborer. The family is listed at that address in the 1943 Directory. By the time the 1947 edition was compiled, they had moved to 226 Line Street.

William Henry Smith served in the United States Army from August 9, 1956 through September of 1959. He worked for RCA for three years and one month as a Class X Tester, and for the Univac Corporation in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania for two years and five months as an assembler. 

On June 29, 1965 William Henry Smith was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was promoted to Captain on November 4, 1982. After completing over 29 years of service, Captain Smith retired on pension on October 1, 1994.

Last a resident of Lawnside, New Jersey William Henry Smith passed away on July 27, 2014. He was interred at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden. He was survived by his wife Loree, three children and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 


Camden Courier-Post * July 31, 2014

William Henry Smith
AGE: 78 Lawnside

Born March 23, 1936, departed this life on Sunday July 27, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife Loree Smith, 3 sister- in laws, 2 brothers-in- laws, three children, Linda Holloway, Curtis Wilson and William Smith Jr., one daughter-in law, Darcella Mercer- Wilson, seven grand- children, Shabrina Holloway, Tahira Holloway, Christina Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Tori Jones, William Smith III, and Theresa Jones. Eleven great-grand- children Kamar Jones, Kimora Jones, Hassan Henderson, Haniyah Washington , Haneef Jones , Neveah Tate, Trenace Holloway, Linda Ingram, Kayla Ingram, Briana Ingram and Jayla Williamson. A host of nieces including Yolanda and Zionnei, nephews, relatives and friends including a special thank you to Jimmy and Crystal Lee. Service Sat (8/2) 11AM at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 15 E. Charleston Ave., Lawnside, NJ. View 9-11AM. Int at Harleigh Cem. Ministry of Comfort Entrusted to May Funeral Home.