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Obituary for Frederick Roland 'Huck' Smith, Jr.
Frederick Roland 'Huck' Smith, Jr., 93, of Plymouth died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. Born June 6, 1921 in Washington County he was the son of the late Fredrick Roland Smith, Sr. and Mary Margaret Darden Smith and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthella Brokaw Smith; sister, Margaret S. Graves; brothers, James C. Smith, Frederick M. Smith and Joseph D. Smith. Mr. Smith worked as an electrician with Weyerhaeuser Corporation and later managed Smith Brothers Dry Cleaning Chemical Company. He was a member of Plymouth United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School Superintendent. During his life he was a member of the Methodist Men's Group, The Boy Scout Troop Committee, Full Gospel Businessmen's Association and the Battleship USS Texas Veteran's Association. 'Huck' Smith was a World War II Navy veteran serving upon the battleship Texas from 1939 to 1945 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters as an electrician with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His family includes his daughter, Jeanine S. Long and husband Charles of Farmville, N.C.; sons, Christian A. Smith and wife Sharon of Roper, N.C. and David B. Smith and wife Sandy of Hampstead, N.C.; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at Plymouth United Methodist Church with Reverend Karen Crutchfield officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers donations in 'Huck's' honor may be made to the Battleship Texas Foundation, One Riverway, Suite 2200, Houston, Texas 77056. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.