Calvin B. Smith PDF Print E-mail

Calvin Backman Smith, 63, of Newberry, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at Prisma Health Heart Richland.

Born on June 18, 1955 in Newberry, he was a son of Annie Irene Wicker Smith and the late Backman Leroy Smith. He worked for Blanchard Equipment for many years and later worked at ISE America. Mr. Smith was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church.

He is survived in addition to his mother, Irene Smith by his wife, Sandra L. Smith; daughters, Shelly Lynn Smith (Colton Sons) of Lexington, Laurel Smith Tahon (Dennis) and Annie Smith Amick (Ben) both of Newberry; sisters, Doris Worthy and Elizabeth Farr (Wayne) both of Newberry; brothers, A.P. Smith (Tina), Roger Dean Smith, Virgil Smith (Susan) all of Newberry and grandchildren, Victoria Worthy, Luther Worthy, Kate Tahon and Sam Tahon.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Brady Livingston, Ryan Livingston, Brunson Jordan, Brandon Thompson, Zachary Thomspon, Brandon Smith, Nathan Smith and Gerald Farr.

A special note of thanks to the doctors and nurses of the CVICU at Prisma Health Heart Richland for all of their loving care.

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#44 Johnny C frick 2019-02-12 08:52
AP and family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy and know that our God will provide peace and comfort during this most difficult time. JC
#43 Angie Hall 2019-02-01 22:39
The Hall Family give our sincere condolences to the family in this sad season. We pray for strength, comfort and we give the family our love. God Bless You!
#42 Brice/Alice Boozer 2019-02-01 12:14
Virgil and Susan and family. We are so sorry for your lost. God bless each of you during this this.
#41 Keith Ringer 2019-01-31 22:17

My heartfelt prayers and sympathy are with you and your family over the loss of Calvin.
#40 Jane Spicer 2019-01-31 13:39
Srry to hear about Calvin just found out but we ill still keep each and everyone in our prayers. Love to all of you
#39 Heather, Brad, Mary 2019-01-31 08:42
Super sorry to hear about Calvin. Sending lots of love your way. Love you all!
Heather, Brad, Mary Tahon
#38 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-01-31 08:35
Our deepest sympathies are extended to your family. I deeply regret not paying my respects in person but was called away once I got in line at the funeral home. Regardless of my absence, my heartfelt condolences are extended. May God be with you during this difficult time and as always.
Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#37 Blounts 2019-01-30 19:43
This is one of the hardest I have ever had to write. Sandy and family, You all have my sympathy and love. I love you all. If you need someone I am here. If you just want to talk I am here. I am lucky to have cousins like you all. Dolly and Wayne Blount
#36 Becky Wicker 2019-01-30 19:30
I'm so sorry to hear of Calvin's passing..please accept my sincere condolences and I pray that God will comfort you all during this difficult time.
#35 Louise Wicker 2019-01-30 18:58
May the memories of happier time and your strong faith bring in peace and comfort during this hard time. He leaves a void in our lives and will be missed.
#34 Dennis Lambries 2019-01-30 16:40
Faith, family, and friends - they are here for us in good times and in bad. You are loved and are in the hearts and prayers of those who those who love you...
#33 Debbie C. Shealy 2019-01-30 16:37
Libby, you and your family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy.
Debbie C. Shealy
#32 Douglas Haltiwanger 2019-01-30 16:25
MY deepest sympathy and prayers. I worked with Calvin or as I knew him as john boy at Blanchard. I will always remember him by the grin he had all the time. He was a good person that will be greatly missed by all.
#31 Linda Wilbanks 2019-01-30 16:18
Sandy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss and praying God's comfort for you all during this time and in the days to come.
#30 Ava Culbertson 2019-01-30 16:09
Sandy, You're in my thoughts and prayers! May the Lord of Heaven give you comfort during this time of such loss!
#29 Susan Wicker 2019-01-30 12:45
Mrs. Irene and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Brett & Susan Wicker
#28 Luann Gross 2019-01-30 12:09
Im so sorry for your loss.Prayers for all the family.
#27 Alice Longshore 2019-01-30 10:13
To the Smith family Sorry to hear about Calvin.John worked with Calvin at Ise for many years. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Prayers for the family.
#26 Cindy Parnell 2019-01-30 10:12
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers now for God's comfort and peace during this difficult time.
#25 Teresa Dominick 2019-01-30 09:36
Roger and Family,
Calvin was such a sweet person. My prayers are with his family. May God's love comfort you in the the days ahead. Hold on to your memories of Calvin and your faith in God.
#24 Leslie Sligh 2019-01-30 09:06
Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. We are here if you need anything.
#23 Mary Shepherd 2019-01-30 08:25
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Shepherd
#22 James Torrence 2019-01-30 00:52
So sorry for your loss! Calvin and I worked at the Ridgeway gold mine together for Blanchard Machinery. We all called him John Boy .He was a good friend and a great person, he will be missed greatly by all who knew him! Sending prayers to the family and friends for understanding and love from God in these sad times to help get through the days ahead
#21 Donna, Charlie Summ 2019-01-30 00:05
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
#20 Gary Graham 2019-01-29 22:31
Laurel and family - I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. -Gary Graham
#19 Steve Culbertson 2019-01-29 22:16
So sorry to hear of John Boy’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Calvin for many years at Blanchard. I am praying for the family.

Steve Culbertson
#18 David Rhodes 2019-01-29 21:50
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Enjoyed the time spent working with “John Boy” at US Construction and APAC. Many memories throughout the years.
#17 Terrie Mayer 2019-01-29 19:46
To each member of the SMITH family...and extended family.....
Please accept our sincere condolences. It had been many years since we had seen Calvin, but we remember him fondly. May OUR GRACIOUS LORD grant each of you comfort and peace at this sad, sad time. Annie, Brady,A.P.,Doris, and Wanda---hugs and much love from me. Y'all hold a very special place in my heart.

In Christian Sympathy and with much love,
Terrie and Johnny
#16 Carrie Caudill 2019-01-29 19:29
Sandy & family,

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband, father, brother, son, friend, and loved one. May the love and memories surround you during this painful time~
#15 Retha Frick 2019-01-29 19:29
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and would like to extend my sympathy and prayers to your family.
#14 Matt & Sheila Linton 2019-01-29 18:02
Sandy, Sheila and I are saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers
#13 Judy Shealy 2019-01-29 17:44
To the Smith family--I worked with Calvin at ISE Newberry for many years.
My deepest sympathy for each of you.
Cherish the memories to help you get through this difficult time.
#12 Pam Lindler DeHart 2019-01-29 17:37
Prayers for the family. I am so sorry for your loss.
#11 Maurice scherrens 2019-01-29 17:13
To you and your family, Newberry College sends our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you as you try to maintain strength through this most difficult time. We are here to help.
#10 Sarah Bryant 2019-01-29 15:51
We in the Department of Business are so saddened by your loss. Our prayers have been with you and will continue to be. God bless Calvin and all of his family.
#9 Wayne Kannaday 2019-01-29 15:00
Sandy, I join all here at the college in extending to you our sympathies at the loss of Calvin. PLease know you are in our prayers. God's peace....
#8 Gail James 2019-01-29 13:41
It was with great sadness that we learned of Calvin's passing; please accept our heartfelt condolences. Gail & Von James, Narvice Harmon
#7 Brenda Smith 2019-01-29 13:37
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Calvin. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#6 JoAnn Sligh 2019-01-29 12:41
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Jo Ann & Richard
#5 Janice Smith 2019-01-29 12:29
Prayers for the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Calvin was a wonderful person, and now he's not in any pain. Love you all. Janice Smith and family
#4 Everett Whitesides 2019-01-29 11:12
Prayers for the family. I enjoyed our workdays with US Construction many years ago!
#3 C & L Shealy 2019-01-29 10:58
Sandy & Family,
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, love, and prayers to each of you. May your cherished memories help easy the pain and give strength through this difficult time. Clifford & Murriel Shealy
Corey & Jessica Shealy,Makenzy, Justin,Jacob
#2 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2019-01-28 21:16
Praying for each of you during this difficult time.
#1 George Ricky Smith 2019-01-28 15:30
We are so sorry to hear of Calvin's passing. Prayers for the family.