Amelia Island – William Pitt Callaway Smith, II, 86, of Amelia Island, FL., known to his friends as Billy, passed away Monday morning (June 25, 2018) at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick after an extended illness.
Billy was born and raised in Lyons, GA to the late Embry Maxwell Smith and Marion Williams Dunagin. He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W.P.C. Smith; a granddaughter, Anneliese Joy Hollingsworth; a brother, Embry Smith; and a nephew, Duke Smith.
Billy graduated from Lyons High School in 1948 and went on to attend Mercer University. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Georgia, where he was the President of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. During the Korean War he served in the United States Army. After the war, he began pharmacy school at the Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta and worked in the Emory University Pharmacy as a technician. Upon graduation, he relocated to Brunswick, GA where he opened Smith’s Pharmacy in 1959. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Brunswick but also attended the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina. Billy was a recreational pilot who enjoyed flying, boating, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hussey Smith; his son, William P.C. “Cal” Smith, III of Waverly, GA; his daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia “Tibby” Hollingsworth (Gene) of Kingsland, GA and Sylvia Adams (John) of Waverly, GA; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Melody Rose Barber (Jared), Aletha Smith Mann (Bo), John Blake Adams (Candice), Sterling Adams Rose (Dennis), Benjamin O. Adams (Taylor), Matthew G. Hollingsworth (Tanya), and Erin Bingham, 11 great grandchildren; niece, Elizabeth Pipe(Richard) of St. Simons Island, GA; a nephew, Maxwell Smith of Brooksville, FL; and also several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon (June 28, 2018) from 3:30PM-4PM at First Baptist Church in Lyons, GA.
A funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon (June 28, 2018) at 4PM at First Baptist Church in Lyons, GA with Rev. Danny Williams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Lyons Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Shipman, Billy Bernard Thompson, Dickie Alexander, and Marshall Rowland.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.