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C. Lloyd Smith

C. Lloyd Smith

November 11, 1947 - September 26, 2018     Age: 70

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.


5 Condolences

  • Bill and Ginny Weede Posted September 26, 2018 5:49 pm

    Marie, this is Bill Weede. Becky just sent me a note letting us know about Lloyd’s passing. Please know that we are so sorry to hear this. Like Mike, Lloyd passed away far too young, but also like Mike, he lived his life to the fullest. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family.

  • John Drew Posted September 27, 2018 8:13 am

    “The Ambassador Big Lloyd Smith” was one of the kindest and most generous men I have known. His dedication to helping children who were either severely burned or crippled in some fashion was beyond contestation.
    Big Lloyd was a trusted advisor for many years of my life. He helped me out of some of my darkest moments. He truly left his mark on this world. May he Rest In Peace until we meet again in That House Not Made With Hands Eternal in the Heavans.
    Godspeed Brother Lloyd

  • Randy and Evelyn Harrison Posted September 27, 2018 5:33 pm

    Marie, Evelyn and I know that you and your family were always on the mind and heart of Lloyd while he was with you and we believe with all our hearts that this will continue. You were always the true love of his life and together both of your loving and caring spirits will light the way for you and your family as you embrace his passing from this life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we think of all that Lloyd meant to us and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. His guidance for all those around him will always be pathway to learning how to understand obstacles, endure them, and defeat them. Both of you have always been especially kind and helpful to us in so many ways. We will see you soon. May God bless you and your family in every way. We are so glad that the family could gather with you! We love you as a sister as you remain in our thoughts and prayers as you reflect on his wonderful life with you. Randy and Evelyn

  • Harriet Bray Posted September 28, 2018 10:29 am

    Marie, I’m so very saddened to learn of your loss. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.

  • Linda Merritt Posted October 1, 2018 1:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Lloyd will be missed by all who knew him.

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