Carl William Smithey, 76, of North Wilkesboro passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Liberty Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Sparks officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial, with Masonic rites by North Wilkesboro Lodge 407, will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Smithey was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Wilkes County to Freddie Brisco and Mary Lucille Anderson Smithey. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church, where he held many positions and was very dedicated to his church. He was also involved in church mission trips, including a trip to Alaska.  

Mr. Smithey worked for Abitibi in Roaring River in the maintenance department and was an electrical engineer.  He was a master Mason of North Wilkesboro Lodge 407.  He was a representative for Compo Shoe Company of Waltham, Mass., a licensed electrical contractor, sole layer for Blue Ridge Shoe Company and worked at Wilkes Electric Armature.

Mr. Smithey was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie Whitley Smithey of the home; two brothers, Robert Smithey and wife, Davida, of North Wilkesboro and Roger Smithey and wife, Peggy, of Millers Creek; and two sisters-in-law, Anah Lee Whitley Wingler and Shirley Mae Whitley Huie, both of Hays. He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Liberty Grove Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 5899 River Road-Liberty Grove Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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