Willie Joe Smith, 59, of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.
The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Eddie Tharpe officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. prior to the service in Scenic Mausoleum Chapel.
Mr. Smith was born Jan. 6, 1961, in Florence, S.C., to John William and Willie Mae Hutchinson Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Lynn Smith; a granddaughter, Olivia Lowe; and a sister, Vicki Lynch.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Lee Halstead Smith, of the home; five daughters, Elenor Lowe and husband, Tedd, of North Wilkesboro, Michelle Sheets and husband, David, of North Wilkesboro, Tiffany Workman and husband, Ben, of Florence, S.C., Mable Kilby and husband, Dash, of Millers Creek, and Lizzy Smith of North Wilkesboro; 12 grandchildren, Alyssa Workman, Kylee Workman, Corbitt Lowe, Issac Lowe, Brayn Smith, Jeremiah Smith, Layla Smith, Nicole Kilby, Andrew Kilby, Rosemary Smith, Loretta Smith and Sean Smith; one sister, Helen Kilby of Fayetteville; and two brothers, J.L. Smith and wife, Tammy, of Pamlico, S.C., and Paul Smith.
Flowers will be accepted. Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.