JOSEPH CALVIN SMITH

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 - 03:39 PM

Joseph Calvin Smith, 84, of Yorktown, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

Calvin was a native of Gloucester County, born April 4, 1927 to the late Jack Sr. and Pearl W. Smith.

He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and retired as Chief Engineer from the Merchant Marine. Calvin lived in Australia until his retirement, after which he returned to Virginia making his home in Yorktown to be near his family in Gloucester. Calvin was a kind and generous man who will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John W. Smith Jr.; and sisters, Fannie M. Jenkins and Grace E. Myers.

He is survived by wife, Wendolyn "Wendy" Hamlin-Smith; sons, Keppel Smith, Brendan Smith and wife Joyce Pang, Lyndon Smith; five grandchildren; sister, Pearly Camechis; brother, Bruce Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services conducted by Calvin’s nephew, the Rev. Thomas Myers, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2011, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment with military honors will follow in Gloucester Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Friday from 1-2 at the funeral home.