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June 22, 1922 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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For if we live, we live with the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
Flint Nesmith was born on Thursday June 22, 1922, in Kingstree, South Carolina to Samuel and Mary Nesmith. He departed this life on Saturday September 3, 2022.
At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and attended the public school of Kingstree while also helping to manage and maintain the family farm.
As a teenager, Flint relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and worked in various capacities of the service and food service industries until he was compelled to serve his country during World War II.
He enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served tours of duty in northern France and central Europe and received the Medal for Good Conduct, the American Theater Ribbon and the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Service Stars.
Immediately after receiving his discharge from the U.S. Army, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Lilla Virginia Barmore on August 13, 1945. To their union of over 70 years five children were born. Carolyn, Darlene, Flint, Emanuel and Bryant.
While working for the Philadelphia Transportation Company, Flint also attended vocation school after work to develop technical knowledge and skills in welding, plumbing, electrical and diesel engine machinery.
Through his hard work he acquired numerous certifications and license to operate various types of machinery and heavy construction equipment.
With his wife at his side, he managed and co-owned Rental properties, Nesmith Construction and Demolition Company and Virginia’s Grocery Store.
Once retired, Flint returned to his home state of South Carolina and rejoiced in serving his Lord and Savior at Liberty Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death byhis wife, Virginia, daughters Carolyn N. Black, Darlene N. Perry, and son Emanuel E. Nesmith.
He leaves to mourn his passing: sons Flint(Sheila), Bryant(Pamela),12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 12 Noon, Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Liberty Baptist Church in Honea Path, South Carolina.
Body will be placed in the church at 11am with viewing until hour of service.
Burial will be in the Dunn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Ware Shoals, South Carolina.
Professional service entrusted to Robinson-Walker Funeral Service.