On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Jeremiah (Jerry) Smith, Sr., 74, of Upper Marlboro,
Maryland went to join her Heavenly Father. He was born in November. born September 9, 1947 in Port
St. Joe Florida to the late Rayfield and Iona Smith.
Jeremiah grew up in Lynn Haven, Florida and attended Bay County Public School.
system where he met Bettye Cain who became his high school sweetheart and love interest of
his life. Jeremiah and Bettye were married on July 31, 1967. Together they share two children.
After high school, Jeremiah joined the United States Marine Corps where he bravely,
honorably and faithfully served our country for 22 years. He worked as a director for
various dining halls designated for military personnel and became a senior catering team
Upon retirement from the Marine Corp, Jeremiah and his family moved to Upper Marlboro,
Maryland. Here he started a concierge business. He was particularly proud to start and
run his own business.
Jeremiah was an avid golfer and sports fan, he especially enjoyed cheering on the Miami
Dolphins even though they hadn’t been to the Super Bowl since 1984. He also had a love for
Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson movies and old westerns where the
the guns never seem to need reloading. But above all, he loved spending time with his family.
Jeremiah was known as a proud and opinionated man who used colorful language to
Those who cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Bettye Smith, his daughter, Danielle
Smith-Eason, (Carl Eason, Jr.), son, Jeremiah Smith, Jr.; granddaughters, Marquita Davis,
Carly Eason and Paris Smith; sisters, Debbie Bailey and Rosemary Wade; brother, Johnny
Washington; Nephew, Shawn Bailey, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives
friends. We will miss him deeply and love him forever.
Posted by Lee Funeral Home – Clinton on September 22, 2022.