Eli Earl Smith, II

July 24, 1954 - March 10, 2015
Eli Earl Smith, II


Ocean Isle – Mr. Eli Earl Smith, II, 60 of Ocean Isle died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington.

Eli was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on July 24, 1954. He is the son of Eli Earl Smith and the late Gialda Grey Cashwell Smith. Mr. Smith retired as a manager of the Employment Security Commission; he also was a avid sportsman that loved the outdoors.

Eli is survived by his father, Eli Earl Smith of Missouri: one son, Richard “Rick “ Quintanilla of Andover, Ohio.

A private service will be at a later date.

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  • March 13, 2015
    Tyrone Williams says:
    So very sorry to hear of my former ESC colleague's passing. A great person with an infectious laugh! May Eli rest in peace. Praying for strength and comfort for the family.

  • March 18, 2015
    Antoine Jackson says:
    My condolences to the family of one of the nicest, most genuine people I have had the pleasure of working with. His spirit will truly be missed.

  • March 18, 2015
    Bea Palazzi says:
    Eli was a joy to be around. I did not know him well, but I knew him through our associations with our work. His smile and helpfulness was always a given and always appreciated. He will be missed.

  • March 18, 2015
    Elizabeth Ezzard says:
    Thoughts and prayers to Eli's family at this difficult time. I knew Eli for many years through my work in Brunswick county. He was always so hospitable and friendly. I don't remember a time when he was not smiling or laughing. He will be remembered and missed by many.

  • March 17, 2015
    Levetta G Smith says:
    May the love of Jesus, the Spirit of understanding and peace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family as you experience this period of bereavement. I worked with Eli for many years through the different programs we render through our agency. Found him to be a very easy going individual. He will be missed.