Henry L. Smith, Jr.
December 28, 1948 - February 24, 2018
Henry L. Smith, Jr., age 69, of Harrington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Born on December 28, 1948 in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of the late Henry Leroy Smith, Sr. and Helen V. (Culberson) Oltramonto. After graduating from William Penn High School in 1967, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He made a career as an assembler for General Motors, retiring in 2000 after 30 years of dedicated service.
Henry enjoyed spending time on his farm and at the cabin in the mountains. He also loved traveling, camping, visiting amusement parks, and playing games. Most of all, Henry adored spending time with his family and friends and had a passion for helping and teaching others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Stefanoski. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Lena Marie Smith; sons, Scott Smith (Marilyn), Philip Smith (Irene Alkire), Mark Smith (Jessica Cloud), and Clifford Smith (Stacey Cecil); step-daughters, Cynthia Vadden (Tom), Sandra Calderhead (Bill), and Beverly Wilkinson; step-sons, James Evans (Lisa) and Ryan Evans (Valerie Scheneck); siblings, Carol Russ (Delmer), Charles Smith (Juanita), Glenn Smith, Jeffrey Smith, and Jerome Smith; 18 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sgt. Wm. Lloyd Nelson VFW Post 3792, P.O. Box 185, Middletown, DE 19709.