Antique Vintage 12

Glenn Miller (Sr) Smith

December 14, 1940 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Glenn Miller Smith, Sr. was born on December 14, 1940 in Pine Apple, AL to Ruby Smith and Earskin Davidson, Sr.  He went to elementary and high school in the Pine Apple Public School System in Wilcox County.  Him and his siblings grew up with their grandmother and grandfather Timmy & Maggie Lou Smith.   He was the oldest so he had to watch his siblings.  His sister Ruby would make him pay her to “mind him” and he always stuck up for her when she got in trouble and anytime she did something wrong he said he did it and took her spankings and for that she was forever grateful.  Any time his friends would come over, he would ask Ruby to validate all his stories and she did it lovingly.  When he was younger he played baseball, went hunting and loved fishing with his family and friends.  As teenagers, him and Roscoe used to go outside and play at Stone Stow to sit under the tree and hang out with the other boys.  He moved to Boston in 1965 with Alphonso Watson to be near his brother Roscoe Sexton, his sister Ruby Mae and cousins Eddye Smith, Rudolph Smith and John D. Blackmon.  He lived with his sister for the first 2 years.  His jobs in Boston included a machinist at Walworth Company and then he began his construction career at Local 223 as a laborer for 20+ years where he retired.  In 1966, his mother Ruby Smith moved to Boston to be with her children.  He met Audrey Crowder in 1965 and after 2 years of courtship, they got married in December 1967.  From that union, they had 2 children:  Glenn, Jr. and Jennifer whom he adored.  He was an avid baseball player and played for the South End Angels in the 70's.  Although they didn’t have GPS in the 80's, he found his way to all of Glenn’s football games.  He loved vintage cars including his 1955 Crown Victoria, watching NFL football and looked forward to watching his grandsons’ football games every Sunday. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
May 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
230 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Funeral Service
Monday
May 23, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
230 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Interment
Monday
May 23, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Michael Cemetery
500 Canterbury Street
Boston, MA 02131

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