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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.

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21 Condolences for Henry L. Smith, Jr.

  • Lena,
    So sorry for your loss. Please know that even during this difficult time Henry’s spirit and memory will always be with you. Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

  • Cindy, my condolences to you and your family. Hold on to your memories. Know that your dad will be watching over you.

  • We have been blessed to have known Henry. A gentle man who was always smiling, doing for others and never complaining. We will miss Henry immensely. Although we do not live close, our hearts are close to Lena and family. Heaven’s gain, our loss. Love Ron and Nancy.

  • Lena, Comfort can only come from the Lord, but all the girls in the Bible praise and prayer class, are praying for you.Our arms are ready to hug you whenever you’re ready . As you already know, I thought the world of Henry, and I am so praying for you.

  • Lena, we will miss Henry greatly. He gave the best hugs and was always kind to everyone he met. Remember the good times and he will always be in your heart and ours also. Prayers for Henry and you and his family. Love you.

  • My poppop, I’m proud to carry your last name! A loving fun man who I won’t forget . Miss you poppop wish I had more time .

  • Lena,
    I am so sorry for your loss and I know the hurt is great. One day you will see him again. I am praying for your family for peace and comfort at this time. Trust and lean on the One who loves you most!

  • My love goes to you Lena, you made Henry very happy for the past five years. He was so lucky to be with you. I sure will miss him.

  • My sympathies to the family. He will be missed.

  • Our hearts are saddened for your lost. We so enjoyed spending time with Henry and he will truly be missed. Wonderful person; wonderful friend. God bless him. Rest In Peace Henry.

  • Thank you so much, the love last forever and I’ll always know there’s a better place and I’ll see Henry again. The love and support means everything to me. Thank you again

  • You and Ron are always in our hearts, we had wonderful times and I’ll always cherish the time we spent, love you both

  • The class always lifts me up, I’m so happy to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies, your support means everything to me, Henry loved all of you, so glad you got to meet him. He’s with the Lord and at peace now. We will see him again. Love and Thanks to my dear friends and always God Bless .

  • He loved you both, he said Pat was so funny to him, they way he would make jokes and how he would say hey big guy to Henry , cracked him up. Love you both and thanks for all the support, I love our family and your always in my heart❤

  • The day you came down with Carlie meant the world to him, we had a great time and he was so proud of you, he’s loves you very much, never forget that, I know you’ll always remember that. He’ll always be in your heart and you were in his. ❤

  • Yes you’re right, I know only God has a plan for each one of us. Thank you so much for those wonderful words and yes I’ll see him again. Thank you and hope to see you. I’m going to need my friends to get though this.God Bless you.

  • Dearest Lena…I am so sorry to hear this. He was such a good man. You will get through this. God’s got you in his hands. Hugs and prayers coming your way. I love you. Karen

  • My prayers are with you Lena and family! The two of you always looked so happy together! God is your comforter at this time! Love to you and your family!

  • Lena,
    We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. You and Henry were always so fun to be around. It is our privilege to have known you both and to be a part of your “family” through Joyce & Bob. Sometimes miracles come in ways that we can not see. Henry is well today with the Lord and we pray that you will find comfort in that and peace.

    We love you!
    Mark & Karen Deal

  • Lena
    Please know how happy you made my brother. He always laughed and had fun when you were by his side no matter where you were going. He loved you very much. I know how much you loved him I could see it when you were with him. I will always cherish the last visit that Delmer and I made to your house and we had a one on one visit. Those 4 days with him were wonderful. I’ll never forget that you both came to my 70th birthday in North Carolina That meant so much to me. Rest in peace my Brother. You will forever be in my heart and thoughts. Love you always
    Your sister Carol and Delmer

  • You’re the best ever, love you!