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Bobby Jo Smith

November 27, 1940 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Mr. Bobby Joe Smith, age 81, of Mocksville, died Wednesday, September 14th, 2022, at North Carolina State Veterans Home in Salisbury. He was born November 27th, 1940, in Yancey County to the late Oval Boyd and Evelyn Hazel Stiles Smith. Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and attended Eatons Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Thanna Riddle Smith; a brother, Jackie Smith (Toni); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marty Smith, Jessie and Charles Sowder, Judy and Paul Smith, Christine Humphrey, George Linville, and Jo-Anne, Maurine, and Janice Riddle; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, September 23rd, at Eatons Baptist Church, with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 24th, in McIntosh Cemetery in Burnsville, with Rev. Stacy Elkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Eatons Baptist Church, c/o Brenda Hunter, 188 Pudding Ridge Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27612; or William R. Davie VFD, P.O. Box 934, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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