Henry Lee Smart

04/07/1954 - 07/30/2022

Obituary For Henry Lee Smart

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy road and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Henry Lee Smart, affectionately known as "Bubba" or "Hank" to some and "Big Daddy" to others was born on April 7, 1954, to the late Neb Smart and Elease Ruth-Smart in Hampton County, South Carolina. He was the fourth of six children and one of five males among his siblings. On Saturday, July 30, 2022, Henry Lee departed this earthly life for his heavenly home at Hampton Regional Hospital in Varnville, South Carolina.

"Hank" as he was also known, joined and faithfully attended Glorify Miracle Deliverance #1 Church in Estill, South Carolina. He loved his pastor and church family.

Henry Lee was educated in the Hampton County Public School System at Estill Training School. He was employed at Southern Soya Corporation, Estill, South Carolina and retired after 30 years. He enjoyed attending the Estill High School Football and Basketball games with Deacon Thomas Dawkins. Henry was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan, loved gardening and making his yard beautiful.

Henry Lee leaves to cherish fond memories: his devoted and loyal partner of 41 years, Chlotelia Bibbs of the home; five daughters, LaKeisha (Anthony) Housey, Tampa, FLA., April Smart, Estill, SC, Henrietta Smart, West Columbia, Tiffany Smart, Hampton, SC, Cenethea Smart, Charleston, SC; Three step-children; Quinton Alston, Columbia, SC, Patrice Bibbs, West Columbia, SC, Calanthia Bibbs, Scotia, SC; Two brothers; Arthur Smart, Furman, SC, Billy Smart, Brunson, SC; Two sisters, Florrie J. Williams, Furman, SC, Rose (Louis) Albany, Allendale, SC; Two sisters-in-law, Willene Smart, Fairfax, SC, Margaret Smart, Estill, SC; One uncle, Johnny Ruth, Savannah, GA; Three special friends, Co-Pastor Pearlie Wilson, Valorie Becket, Deacon Thomas Dawkins; Eighteen grandchildren; Three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Guest Book

My condolences to the Smart Family. Willie Mae Hosendorf-Tyler

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My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your father rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Tina Felder & Your Bo-Family♥️

- Tina Felder

Mr. Henry was a very nice man and he will always be remembered. Continue prayers for the family♥️♥️ Karen Murray & family

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Where do I start. It's so much that I can say about my uncle Henry Lee, my mother's brother, but"Big Daddy" as we affectionately called him, unk you hurt us with this one. You were the life of any event or situations that our family experience. Your since of humor, your jokes and stories will forever live on in our hearts. I miss you already big guy, God needed another blossom & he chose you. So until we meet again someday, sleep on and rest easy but please continue to look down here on us. Love you forever, your niece Miss. Richie Dean Williams. 💔❤️🌹💔💔🙏🏾🙏🏾

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My condolences to the smart family in the loss of their love one! Mr Smart was a sweet & kind person! Rip & fly high Henry Lee Smart!! Dot Washington & family

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