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Harold Loyd Smith

Funeral services for Harold Loyd Smith, of McLean, Virginia, are in Cheraw, South Carolina. Kiser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. He was born in Brookhaven to Harvey Lee Smith and Mollie Mae West. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1963, he joined NASA and worked on every U.S. manned spacecraft program. His assignments have taken him to Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, and NASA Headquarters in DC. After 34 years, he retired from the Office of Space Flight at NASA in 1997. He enjoyed making fine furniture for his wife, family and friends and doing handy man tasks for the neighbors and family. He liked genealogy research and was a member of SAR, FFV and Jamestowne Society. He was a longtime member of The Falls Church Anglican Church. Contributions can be made to St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, South Carolina 29520.

Survivors are his wife Mary Aileen (Maileen) Smith; two children of a previous marriage Lauryn Ann Erndl (Jay) and Christopher Smith (Christine); six grandchildren, Jessica Lauryn Allen (Dustin), Emily Caroline Erndl, David Charles Erndl, Larisa Grace Erndl, Hayley Lynn Smith and Garrett Dale Smith.