Irvin Cole Smith Jr.
SMITH Irvin Cole Smith, Jr., went to be with his parents, Irvin and Naomi Smith, Sr., and his son, Irvin Cole Smith, III, on October 7, 2016. Irvin Jr. was born on February 20, 1930, in Birmingham, Alabama. He came to Jacksonville in 1947 and graduated from Landon High School in 1948. Irvin had a jovial personality, broad smile and a friendly handshake for everyone. He was a licensed pilot, past member of the Jacksonville Beaches Jaycees and owner of the Shoe Box of Jacksonville Beach. He was a member of The Order of Free and Accepted Masons, William B. Barnett Lodge #187; a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kirby-Smith Camp # 1209; member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from Florida Southern College at Lakeland, Florida. He was preceded in death by his son, Irvin Cole Smith, III, daughter-in-law Kristelle Smith and granddaughter Melanie Smith. He is survived by his daughter Cathy Smith; sons David Smith and John (Misty)Smith; special friend Nancy Burchill; sisters Helen (Gary) Prescott, Bobby Ann Smith; grandchildren Lauren (Rusty) Nash, Melissa (Baron) McWright, Lindsey (Patrick) Yarusso, Chloe Statkus, Wesley Smith; many loving nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, 32257. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hardage-Giddens, Town & Country Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. HARDAGE-GIDDENS, TOWN & COUNTRY Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is serving the family.
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