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Jesse B. Smith: Myrtle Beach

1951 – 2023

     Jesse B. Smith of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, Feb. 6. He was 71.

     Born June 1, 1951 in Loris, he was the son of the late Tybea Burroughs Smith and the late Lurene Hardee Smith Benton.

     Mr. Smith had a true passion and love for riding his Harley Davidson, dancing, and eating at the Waffle House. He served his country with courage, honor, and distinction in the United States Army.

     Survivors include his two children, Bridget Gore (Alex) of Little River and Jarrod Smith (Cristin) of Loris; significant other Linda Gayle Thomas and her daughters, Tammy Rybak (Tim) and Debbie Barnes (Shane); five grandchildren, Justin, Kirby, Harley, Will, and Noah; one great-grandchild, Claire; three siblings, Karen S. Cox (Allen), Nadine Cartrette (David), and Kenneth Craig Smith; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was predeceased by his brother, Keith Smith; and granddaughter, Alyssa Nobles.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Enzor, Rev. Tyler Caines and Justin O’Ferrell officiating, committal services following at Carter Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the two hours preceding the services at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Those who wish may make memorials to a charity of one’s choice.

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