Obituary for Joseph Kirklen Smith

    • Name: Joseph Kirklen Smith
    • Home Town: Ocean Isle Beach
    • Date of Death: 12/30/2018
    • Birth Place: Robeson County
    • Birth Date: 07/10/1923
    • Service Date: 01/04/2019 at 01:00 PM
    • Visit Date: 01/04/2019
    • Visit Times: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Service Place: Calabash Lighthouse Mission Church
    • Interment: Pierce Cemetery

    Joseph Kirklen Smith, 95 formerly of Ocean Isle Beach and Ash, NC died December 30, 2018.

    Born in Robeson County, NC on July 10, 1923 he was a son of the late Joseph Vance Smith and Cora Ward Smith. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife's, Myrtle V. Smith and Dorothy M Smith; brother, Willie Smith; sister, Ida Navroth; stepson, Frankie Cain and son-in law, Stewart Ozier.

    He was a U.S Army veteran and retired commercial fisherman.

    Surviving are his daughter, Margie S. Ozier of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; stepsons, Charles Cain and James Cain; brother, James Smith (Wanda) of Varnamtown, NC; sisters, Rosie Williamson of St.Augustine, FL and Alma Hewett of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Julie Ozier Floyd (Scott) and Michael S. Ozier both of Wilmington, NC; nephews, Joe Smith (Marge) and Paul Smith; nieces, Rosemary Williams, Betty Stugart and Marie Kaylor and several other nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Calabash Lighthouse Mission Church officiated by the Rev. Larry Ward and Rev. Dennis Nealy. Burial will follow in the Pierce Cemetery, Ocean Isle Beach, NC with military honors.

    The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

    Private online condolences may be sent to the family at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

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