Obituary Notice: Capt. Harold Wayne Smith
Capt. Harold Wayne Smith, 88, of Poplarville, Miss., died August 6 at his home, surrounded by family. He grew up in the piney woods of Alabama, and began his career on the Alabama rivers as a deckhand on towboats. After many marine miles and many years, he reached his goal of becoming a Crescent River Port Pilot, Old No. 84. After retirement, he began a cattle farm in rural Pearl River County and spent many hours fulfilling his dream. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, former member of the Pearl River Cattlemen’s Association, member of Sherrard Byrd Masonic, Poplarville; and life member of Greeno Masonic in Fairhope, Ala.
Capt. Harold will be best remembered as saying, “Every night when I go to bed, I ask myself, did I help someone today? If I can say yes, then it was a good day.”