September 23, 1942 - January 20, 2022
Richard “Terry” Smith, age 79, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Homerville, Georgia on September 23, 1942, to the late Walter Richard Smith and Lillian Alice Booth Smith. After attending Dupont Junior High School in Jacksonville, Terry married Brenda Sue Brown on August 18, 1962. Together they shared 58 amazing years of friendship and marriage. Terry was a family man, a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. He was an entrepreneur who worked extremely hard to provide for his family. Terry owned and operated Terry’s Country Store for 47 years. His first store opened on Mayport Road in 1975 which has now branched into multiple locations. Terry was very active in his community; always giving a helping hand to those in need and was known for his generous heart. He has traveled throughout the world and thoroughly enjoyed trips to Biloxi, Mississippi as well as going on cruises with Buddy and Peggy Brown, his brother and sister-in-law. He was an avid Jacksonville Jaguar fan and season ticket holder. Terry enjoyed car shows, collecting antique cars, especially corvettes. He also loved attending One Church of Jacksonville Beach where he was a longtime member. More than anything, Terry enjoyed the gift of time with his precious family. He was preceded in death by his parents; lifetime love and wife, Brenda Sue Smith; and brother, Pharis Smith. Terry is survived by his children, Renee (Steven) Elliott, Karen (Bubba) Brown, and Jennifer (Clark) Scott all of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Frances (Frank) Hill of Hickory, NC and Rachel (Michael) Dehr of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Justin (Brittany) West, Mark Elliott, Corey Irby, Lily Irby, Austin (Cassie) Brown, Kayla Jones, Dylan Brown, Kala Scott, and Garrett Scott; numerous great grandchildren, relatives and friends. A Graveside Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Beaches Memorial Park with Reverend Timothy “Tim” Rigdon officiating. A private family viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES at Beaches Memorial Park, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. 904-249-1166.
Richard “Terry” Smith, age 79, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Homerville, Georgia on September 23, 1942, to the late Walter Richard Smith and Lillian Alice... View Obituary & Service Information
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