C. Lloyd Smith of Amelia Island, Florida passed away peacefully at his home September 26th surrounded by his loving family. Prior to Amelia Island, Mr. Smith resided in Atlantic Beach for twenty three years.
Mr. Smith grew up in Jacksonville. Mr. Smith was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order at Wake Forest University and served as president of the Kappa Alpha Alumni Chapter in 1981. As the president and chairman of Lloyd Smith III and Associates, Inc., is career centered on real estate and property management where he served as general partner for multiple real estate investment trusts. Formerly, Mr. Smith was a vice president of Charter Advisory Company and Guardian Mortgage Investors. Mr. Smith was also president of Oakwood Homes, served as a consultant for various commercial banks and served as a federal court appointed receiver.
Mr. Smith was a perpetual member of Amelia Masonic Lodge #47 where he was a catechism instructor and was named Amelia Lodge Mason of the Year in 2003. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite perpetual Mason in the Valley of Jacksonville and a York Rite Mason. Mr. Smith had a passion for helping others and no place was this more evident than his philanthropic work as a Shriner. He was president of the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club in 2003, member of the board of directors and also served as its secretary. He chaired many Shrine golf fundraisers and was named FBSC Shriner of the Year in 2003. Mr. Smith was also a member of Morocco Shrine Center in Jacksonville serving on various committees. He was an Ambassador at Large and named Shriner of the Year by Morocco in 2004. As a board member of the Tampa Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Mr. Smith served on the executive committee and as Secretary. Mr. Smith was also a member of Jacksonville Court 90 Royal Order of Jesters.
Mr. Smith was the ultimate family man whose love and generosity knew no bounds. His friendships ran deep and lasted a lifetime. His word was better than any contract. He was tough on the outside and soft on the inside. He had a lifetime love of golf and was happy to take you in any card game. He would want to be remembered as a loving, honest and honorable man.
Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents Dot and Lloyd Smith of Jacksonville. He is survived by his beautiful wife and partner of forty eight years, Marie; his sons Lloyd (Sue) and Erik (Stacy); his sister Diann (Bodie); his grandson Logan and his extended family.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or the charity of your choice.
A family service to remember his life will be held at a later date.