1951 – 2016
John “Johnny” Henry Smith of Whiteville went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center in Whiteville. He was 64.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earlie Major and Lelia Ruth Leonard Smith; two grandchildren, Layken Smith and Cheyenne Yokeley; three siblings, Mary Lou Smith, Kay Smith, and Howard Smith.
He was employed by National Spinning in Whiteville for over 46 years as a master mechanic.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Beverly Ann Gore Smith of the home; a daughter, Kristie Michelle Smith Stephens of Nakina; two sons, Jonathan Dain Smith and Aaron Montrose Smith both of Whiteville; a brother, J.E. Smith of Whiteville; four sisters, Gayle S. Ward of Chadbourn, Joyce S. Stanley of Clarendon, Doretha “Retha” Walker and Virginia S. Tyree both of Whiteville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at Living Word Church in Chadbourn with Reverend Ron Fields and Reverend Jerry Spivey Officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Family Cemetery, Clarendon.
A guest register is available here.