Mr. and Mrs. Eric Gant Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Danielle Smith, to Joseph Samuel Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lawrence Horton, all of Sumter.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. "Buddy" Wilkes Jr. of Sumter and Mrs. Martha Smith and the late Mr. Robert Smith of Cary, North Carolina. She graduated from Wilson Hall in 2016, the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and the South Carolina Fire Academy in 2020.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Dickerson of Sumter. He graduated from Sumter High School in 2020.

Both the bride-elect and the bridegroom-elect are employed by the City of Sumter Fire Department.

The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Glenview Farm in Timmonsville.