Obituary

Perry Wilson Smith, Sr., of Caroline County, Dawn Community, Virginia, unexpectly transition his earthly home for his eternal residence to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia surrounded by his loving family.

Perry was born on November 7, 1934, the fifth of eight children born to the Late Jewell and Irene Baylor Smith. Perry was affectionately known as “Kitty” to his family and childhood friends. Everyone else knew him as “Wilson”. He was a devoted husband of 61 years to his loving wife, Hannah Smith. He was a beloved father to his three children and adored by his granddaughter.

Perry was raised and educated in Caroline County School System. He spent his younger years as a member of the Mt. Oni Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to the First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he worshipped with his loving wife and children. He was faithful to his calling.

His job career began with him working with his brother Jewell in Washington, D.C. at the Soldier’s Home. In 1957 he enlisted with the United States Army.
He served for three years and was granted an honorable discharge.

He found his passion in the retail grocery industry, where he was employed with Giant Food Store for over 25 years. After closing, he began working for Farm Fresh (Richfood) Stores. He had a strong work ethic. Even at the age of 78, he was still working until a sudden change occurred in his health in 2013. He retired officially in 2013.

Perry was preceded in death by four siblings, the Late Joseph (Joe-Lane), Willie Smith, Arreatha Johnson and Wayne Smith. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his loving wife, Hannah M. Smith, one devoted daughter, Reverend Sherry L. Brown, Glen Allen, Va., two devoted sons, Perry Jr., and Kirk Smith, Hanover, Virginia. One granddaughter, Shannon Johnson, Supply, Va., one loving brother Jewell (Mamie) Smith of Washington, D.C., two devoted sisters,
Virginia (James) Taylor of White Plains, Maryland and Carol (Welford) King, Richmond, Va.

One devoted son-in-law, James Brown, Glen Allen, and brother-in-law, Edmond Peatross, Lynchburg, Va., three sister-in-law’s, Pearl (Deacon Alroy) Smith, Lynchburg, Va., Geneva (Virgil) Brown, Hanover, Va., Margie Peatross of
Bowling Green, Va. A host of nieces , nephews other relatives and many friends and his church family. Please don’t forget his grandpet “Ella”, Glen Allen, Va.
Perry had a firm hand grip, a man of few words. A humble man, with an easy going personality. He touched and shared so many moments with so many friends, close relatives, acquaintances, nieces, nephews, classmates, former colleagues and fishing buddies. It is truly innumerable to adequately pay proper acknowledgement in reverence for all that he gave his time too.