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Willie Howard Smallwood, Jr.

Hickory Tavern, South Carolina

On May 30, 2021, his father’s birthday, Willie Howard Smallwood, Jr., finished his earthly life and was called home by our Lord.

Born January 29, 1967, to Willie Howard and Barbara Ray Smallwood, Willie grew up in Hickory Tavern and enjoyed an idyllic childhood with ponies, go carts, Cub Scouts and baseball.

Throughout his adult life, Willie struggled with addictions on many fronts and fought demons that far removed him from family and friends. We will seek and find peace in God’s gracious promise that forgiveness is available for all, even for the least of us.

He leaves behind: his mother, sister, brother-in-law, niece, and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins to mourn him. He also leaves behind 5 children, that while he was unable to be a father to them, we are thankful he helped bring them into this world to be treasured.

The service will be private.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, 219 West Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


  1. Wendy Stockton on June 1, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I will always keep my memories of long summer days playing with you in the hot S.C. sun when we were little close to my heart. I will see you again one day where the day never ends and the heartaches will be no more .
    Love you rest in peace.

  2. Mike ( mike mike ) Hiott on June 1, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Mrs. Smallwood, Gemini and family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Gemini, Willie an I grew together an drifted apart through the years but nevertheless I still consider Gemini as the sister I never had. I love ya’ll and I’m praying for each an everyone of you. If there is anything I can do please let me know. GOD BLESS YOU!

  3. Lisa Dawn Frady on June 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Go Rest High on that Mountain, your work here on Earth is done. May you be reunited with other members of our family which crossed over and may you have a soul that is at peaceful rest. Much love, Lisa Dawn

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