First Posted: 11/3/2009
Willie Smith, 71, of Laurinburg, passed away on Oct. 31, 2009, at
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Richard Boles Funeral
Service Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Brian Oxendine. Burial will
follow the service at Priest Cemetery.
Willie was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Laurinburg. He was the son of the
late Clarence Smith Sr. and Lena Leviner Smith. He served his country
proudly as a member of the United States Army and also the North
Carolina National Guard. Willie worked in sheet metal and furniture
refinishing.He also worked as a security guard for Butler
Manufacturing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 50 and
enjoyed NASCAR nd was also an avid football fan.
He is survived by his lifelong companion, Judy Berryhill of their
home; three sons, Mark Davis of Hope Mills, Michael Smith of
Laurinburg and Phillip Lee Smith of Wisconsin; a daughter, Tonya M.
Smith of Laurel Hill; two brothers, Everette Smith of Laurinburg and
Clarence Smith Jr. of Albemarle; his sister, Evelyn Troublefield of
Fairmont; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. before to the service
at Richard Boles Funeral Service.