Billy Junior Smithey, 70, of North Wilkesboro passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 22, 2020. He was born on Feb. 5, 1950, to Donald Harrison Miller and Gladys Blanche Smithey Miller in North Wilkesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jackie Miller; and a sister, Gail Smithey.

Mr. Smithey is survived by his wife, Peggy Smithey of the home; his daughters, Melissa Smithey and partner, Jason Carlton, of North Wilkesboro and Tracy Cothren and husband, Luke, of Hays; a brother,  Junior Miller of North Wilkesboro; his sisters, Joyce Bounds of North Wilkesboro and Joann Smithey and husband, Gary, of North Wilkesboro; his grandchildren, Taitum Cothren, Mattie Cothren, Luke Cothren and Trent Cothren; and extended family, including Megan Wagoner, Stephanie Church and numerous others.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 26, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Miller Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Julius Blevins and the Rev. Michael Golden officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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