On January 4, 1959, the angels sang out that a child, Dwane Theodore Goldsmith, was born and we were so elated.
He was educated in the public schools of Capital Heights, Maryland and was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1977 in Capital Heights, Maryland. After graduating, he joined the United States Army.
At an early age, Dwane attended Sergeant Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. In 1983 in his early twenties, he accepted Jeesus Christ into his life. He eventually moved to Laurens, South Carolina where he attended Gospel Tabernacle Church. He was amember there for at least fifteen or more years where he played the guitar which he loved so dearly in the church band. He was more recently affiliated with White Plains Baptist Church in Mountville, South Carolina.
On October 26, 1992 he was united in marriage to Selena Chappelle. To this union came four sons.
Mr. Goldsmith was an entrepreneur who built Goldsmith Floors into a family run contracting service which still operates today. He was also employed at Henkel in Enoree, South Carolina where he was employed for many years as a trainer at their industrial facility until his retirement in 2017 due to health concerns.
Dwane enjoyed live musical performances of old school R and B, Funk and Jazz. He also enjoyed mentoring young males through Sunday Basketball Games. He also enjoyed bowling, gardening, playing his guitar, an Martial Arts-Wing Chung.
In addition to his father who passed away in May 2020, he w2as preceded in death by his son, Micah Goldsmith (March 2016); and his yyounger brother, Kevin Goldsmith (February 2005).
On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Mr. Dwane Theodore Goldsmith departed this life at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and entered the arms of Jesus to begin his Eternal Rest at the age of sixty-two.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories a loving wife of twenty-nine years, Selena C. Goldsmith; three sons: Philip (Deserai) Goldsmith, Rashod Chappelle, and James M. Goldsmith; two grandchildren: Avion Chappelle and Zariah Chappelle; his mother, Reverend Sadie Goldsmith; three aunts: Frances Bryce, Clemmie Hunter, and Joan Goldsmith; three uncles: Timothy Hunter, Kenneth Goldsmith, and David Goldsmith; a special cousin, Mia Hunter; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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