Darius Tyrone Smith, 18, of Greer, SC, entered eternal rest on November 30th, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Linda Marlowe Craig of Gaffney and Morris Ray Smith (Jennifer) of Greer.
Darius was a former student at Gaffney High School. He was a 2015 graduate of Riverside High School in Greer where he was a member of the football team.
He was a member of Greater New Faith Baptist Church and attended Greater Hope Ministries in Gaffney.
Darius was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jessie Mae Stewart and Tommy Lee Means, Sr.; maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Essie Marlowe.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by: 3 sisters, Chrishena Craig of Gaffney, Alicia Smith of Duncan, SC and Shay Jefferies of Gaffney, SC; 5 brothers, Ray Smith, Jr., James Smith, of Spartanburg, Tyquan Hill (Brittany) of Taylors, Dawon Jefferies and Jariel Jefferies of Gaffney, Keavis Smith of Greer; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth Hardy of Gaffney and Jimmy Hardy of Shelby, NC; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Stewart of Jonesville; several aunts and uncles.
Darius may be viewed at The Gilmore Mortuary, 214 Memorial Drive in Greer (www.thegilmoremortuary.com) Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at The Gilmore Mortuary in Gaffney (www.gilmoresmortuary.com) Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, 12:00 noon, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel in Gaffney, with Rev. Franklin Huskey officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of his mother, Linda Craig, 111 Valerie Drive, Apt C, Gaffney, and the home of his father, Morris Smith, 227 Clay Thron Court, Greer, SC.