Glyn Olyn “Hobo” Smith

Glyn Olyn “Hobo” Smith was born July 23, 1928, in Lawrence County to Fred Olyn “Doc” and Daisy Lerue “Red” Daughdrill Smith. He passed from this life March 1 at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Medical Center in Jackson after a brief illness.
Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church in Jayess, with burial in the church cemetery.
He was blessed to be active and able to work until a few days before his death.
As a young man, he logged with his father and his uncle, Joe Troy Smith. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1950-52. He began working as a pipeliner in 1952, and later was employed offshore with Santa Fe Corp. until his “first” retirement. For the next twenty-two years he was employed as a school bus driver for the Lawrence County School District– a job he enjoyed until his “second” retirement at the age of 87. Hobo was a faithful member of the Powells Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayess.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Lloyd “Slick” Smith; his son, Billy Wayne Smith, and one great-grandson, Chance Cooper.
Survivors include his wife of thirty four years, June Wallace Smith of Jayess; his daughters; Nellie Wanez Ballard of Jayess and Frances Deloris Adams of Shuqualak; a son, Bren Olyn Smith of Jayess, and “children of the heart,” Marlin and Margrit Wallace of Madison.
He is also survived by one brother, Kenneth “Brother” Smith of Mount Olive; a sister, Frances “Pat” Neal of Monticello; one sister-in-law, Fleda Smith of Sontag, and nine grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, church family, neighbors and friends.