William Earl “Peanut” Smith, Jr.
July 9, 1951- January 4, 2020
William Earl “Peanut” Smith, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD, passed away at the age of 68 on Saturday, January 4, 2019 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Earl was born on July 9, 1951 in Upper Marlboro, MD to William Earl Smith, Sr. and Dorothy Virginia Shumate. He graduated class of 1969 from Crossland High School in Temple Hills, MD, and soon earned his license as an electrician. Earl enjoyed going out to the racetrack, as well as spending time with his friends at the Upper Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department. He possessed a charitable nature throughout his life, and often made donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Earl is survived by his mother Dorothy Virginia Smith of Fredericksburg, VA, and 7 siblings; John Michael Smith of Upper Marlboro, MD, James Robert Smith of Prince Frederick, MD, Sandra Jane Tompkins of Huntsville, AL, Sharon Kay Ellis of Owings, MD, Paul Jeffrey Smith of Spring Hill, FL, Carolyn Marie Smith of Clearwater, FL, and Dorothy Virginia Wikle of Fredericksburg, VA. He was preceded in death by his father William Smith, Sr., and his brother Donald Smith.