William C. Smith Jr., 64, printing company co-owner

May 24, 2000

William Charles Smith Jr., a longshoreman and co-owner of a printing company, died of a heart attack Thursday at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 64.

Since 1975, Mr. Smith and his wife had owned and operated Efficiency Press Inc. in the 3200 block of W. Belvedere Ave.

"We print everything but money," said the former Marian Penn, who married Mr. Smith in 1969.

Mr. Smith had been a member of International Longshoremen's Association Local 333 since the mid-1950s.

Born in Erwin, N.C., he moved to Baltimore, graduated from Douglass High School and served in Korea with the Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954.

He was a blues enthusiast and a self-taught harmonica and keyboard player, and he enjoyed fishing.

He was a member of two Masonic groups, Prince Edward Lodge No. 1 and Royal Arch Lodge, and belonged to the Goodfellows social club.

His 1961 marriage to Francis Jenkins ended in divorce.

He was a longtime member of All Saints Baptist Church on Laurens Street.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William C. Smith III of Baltimore; two daughters, Maureen Joe of Baltimore and Angelia Robinson of Los Angeles; his mother, Louise Chase of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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