J. Clay Smith, Jr.

Died: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Location: Dunbarton Chapel, Howard University Law School

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Location: Dunbarton Chapel, Howard University Law School


Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Location: Quantico National Cemetery

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Dr. J. Clay Smith, Jr. is survived by four children, Stager, Michael and Eugene Smith and Michelle Davis; other relatives and many friends.

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Kim Jones Snipe
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
Dear Smith Family,

The HUSL Class of 89' is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our most beloved Professor J. Clay, Smith, Jr. Prof. Smith was our very first opportunity to be introduced to the law, the legacy of Howard and put us all on a path of becoming social engineers in the Houstonian tradition. He fed not only our minds, but indeed our bodies by insisting that we pack up food after receptions held at the law school, realizing we were poor hungry law students. As young lawyers and after graduation, he wrote recommendations, remained a constant mentor, and father figure in the law. We will miss him, but his seriousness of purpose, commitment to civil rights and justice lives in us all as his legacy. We hereby recommit ourselves to being more like him each and every day. Kim Jones Snipe, Section 3 Class of 1989