Mr. Olen Eugene Smith, 84, husband of Joyce Sumerel Smith, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Minor Oliver Smith and the late Frankie Ozella Evans Smith, Mr. Smith was a 1956 graduate of Easley High School. He was previously employed with Duke Power during the construction of the Lake Keowee Nuclear Plant and was past Building Inspector for the City of Easley. Olen retired as the Facilities Manager of the Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina. Later, he with his wife Joyce, served as a missionary with the North American Mission Board.
Mr. Smith was a long-time, former member of Arial Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of the church building committee, Sunday School Director and sang in the church choir. He was a current member of Easley First Baptist Church and the E.R. Eller Growth Group.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 64 years, are two daughters, Dr. Pamela Denise Smith of Easley, and Deidre Leigh Smith Terry (Michael) of Irmo; a son, Jonathan Eugene Smith of Blacksburg; a brother, Ray Oliver Smith (Hazel) of Mountain Rest; a sister, Edith Marie Smith of Laurens; two grandchildren, Jason Michael Terry of Charlotte, NC, and Ashley Marie Ray of Fletcher, NC; and three great-grandchildren, Natalie Michelle Terry, Sara Ruth Terry and Alexis Mckenzie Inabinett. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was predeceased by a brother, Marcus Tillman Smith; and two sisters, Jeanette Rose Smith Day and Patsy Ann Smith Parker.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Easley First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. John Adams officiating. Interpreting services for the deaf will be provided by Mr. Alton Brant. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Mark Davis, Michael Smith, Tommy Parker, Greg Smith, Keith Sumerel, and Darrell Jameson. The Easley High School Class of 1956 and the E.R. Eller Growth Group will serve as Escorts of Honor.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM Wednesday in the church narthex, prior to the service.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Easley First Baptist Church, 300 East First Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.
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