Bayfield Smoak Jr.
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SMOAK, JR., Bayfield Entered into eternal rest on the evening of August 23, 2005, Bayfield W. Smoak, Jr., widower of Irene Bryant Smoak. Residence, Mt. Pleasant, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service in St. John's Lutheran Church, Saturday at ten-thirty o'clock. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Friday between five and seven o'clock. Mr. Smoak, Jr. was born September 27, 1925 in Orangeburg, SC, the son of Bayfield Whilden Smoak and Caroline Mahony Smoak Conroy. He was a 1951 graduate of The Citadel and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Smoak was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, The Association of Citadel Men, The Brigadier Club, NARFE, Retired Officers Association, and Washington Light Infantry. He retired from the US Postal Service as a rural carrier. He is survived by two daughters: Pamela G. Borgel of Winchester, VA and Laura G. Steinbach of Baltimore, MD.; two grandchildren: Robert Michael Steinbach, Jr. and Elizabeth Anne Jones; three great grandchildren: Miriam Elizabeth Steinbach, Samuel Joseph Steinbach, Elena Marie Steinbach; one sister: Caroline S. Legare of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one brother: Norwood Ladson Smoak of Charleston, SC. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Visit our guestbook at

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 25, 2005.
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August 31, 2005
I will miss Mr Smoak. He was a patient of mine since he moved to Mt Pleasant and it was my pleasure to help him at Piggly Wiggly. He had a wonderful attitude even though he had been through a lot after the loss of his wife.
Scott Wink
August 30, 2005
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Smoak's passing. He was a patient of mine - one of my FAVORITES! He always had a good story to tell and had a great sense of humor. We will miss seeing him. My condolences to his family.
Brooke Bode, DMD
August 27, 2005
For Pamela and Laura -- its been a long time since we were neighbors and our mothers were friends ( Elizabeth Farmer). I was sorry to learn of Bayfield's recent death - I use to see him with your mother and we would chat about "ole" times.
Your mother was very proud of your both and I know you will miss both of them in your life.
Anne Farmer Smith
August 26, 2005
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Smoak's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him when he came to see me for blood work at the Roper outpatient lab. He was very generous always offering to buy me lunch and talk Citadel football. He will be missed.
Bobby Linker
August 26, 2005
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathy for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, brother, neighbor and friend. "Uncle Bay" was a man with humor, grace and lots of love in his heart. He kept an eye on his neighbors and looked out for us as teenagers and as we grew into young adults. He will always be remembered fondly. We shall miss him.
Jeanne Singer
August 25, 2005
My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed seeing Bayfield and Irene when visiting my parents across the road. Bayfield always saved excellent magazines for me, which I always appreciated. It was a pleasure to have known both of them. Sincerely, Terry
Terry Andrews
August 25, 2005
E.C. (Mickey) Livingston
August 25, 2005
My condolences to Bayfield's family. I visited with Bayfield often after Irene's death. He was so very proud of his family and grateful for the things you did for him. May you find comfort that he is now at peace.
Martha Vadney
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