Marvin Smith Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Smith, III, Marvin “Jerry” B.

August 21, 1935 – September 5, 2021

Marvin B. “Jerry” Smith, III. of St. Simons Island, GA, died on September 5, 2021.

Jerry graduated from Woodberry Forest Prep School in 1954, where he was prefect and served on the chapel council and had participated in several sports. After Woodberry, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in economics and was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He also proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

During his distinguished career in real estate marketing, sales, and development, he was President of Byron Development Corp., Chapel Hill, NC; Vice president of sales for Sea Pines Co., Hilton Head Is., SC; Vice President, responsible for sales at Linganore Corp., Frederick. MD; Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Tanglewood, Texoma Corp. near Dallas, TX; Executive Marketing Consultant for Guy F. Atkinson Assoc., San Francisco and San Jose, CA; President of Realty Associates, Hilton Head Is., SC; Director of Marketing for the King and Prince Development Company, St. Simons Island, GA.

Upon retirement, Jerry discovered a god-given gift and became an accomplished portrait and landscape artist, best known for his Flemish-style oil paintings.

He leaves behind his 48-year-old wife, Sharon Helmly Smith, two daughters, Murray Smith Parker and Page Smith of Charlotte, NC; Son-in-law, Gary Parker; Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Smith; and three granddaughters, Rosemary Parker, Emma Grace Parker and Whitney Smith. Jerry’s son, M. Byron Smith IV, had died before him. Jerry’s cousins ​​are James H. Smith, Jr. (Chris) from Burlington and William H. Smith (Sue) from Greensboro.

His funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 12 noon, followed by his burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on September 9, 2021.

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