STAMFORD, Conn. – Iver Roy Smith Sr., known as “Zun,” died Sunday, Feb. 14 at Stamford Hospital. He was 71.
He was born on March 10, 1944, to parents Mabel Johnson and Albert Smith, in Jamaica. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1979, where he held positions in construction and worked for the Stamford Advocate. His longest tenured stay was with the Pan America Security Company where he spent 14 years as well as Laidlaw Transit, then First Student where he worked for more than 30 years.
He was a longtime parishioner of the Greater Works Community Church of God of Stamford, formally the New Testament Church of God, where he was a member from 1980 until the date of his death. He served as a deacon, was the Men's Fellowship president (Life Builders) and worked endlessly to service the church and community as a driver.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Blossom Smith; his nine children, Pauline Thompson, Rodney Smith, Nadine Smith, Iver R. Smith Jr., Dawnette Smith, Calecia Smith, Shauna Smith, Jodian Smith and Jamar Smith; 15 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his siblings, Percival Bradford of Jamaica, Palvin Smith, Thelma Johnson and Naomi Wright, of Bridgeport.
He was predeceased by Uton and Girlyn Smith, and Cindy And Roslyn Bradford.
Family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greater Works Community Church of God, 724 S. Pacific Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
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