Stephen Edward “Steve” Smith,72 , died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.
A Funeral Service will be conducted with Masonic Rites at 11:00AM Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Duke officiating. Burial will be private. The family will see friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church and at other times they will be at the residence: 718 Irvin Farm Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320
A native of Guilford Co., he was a son of the late George Edward and Evelyn Vernon Smith and had lived in Reidsville all of his life. He along with his Father, Edd Smith, owned and operated New Farmer’s Warehouse in Reidsville and Dixon’s Warehouse in Mullins, SC for many years. Steve was a veteran of the N.C. National Guard, a member and usher at First Baptist Church, a member of the Robinson/Moore Sunday School Class, Jefferson Penn Masonic Lodge #384 AF&AM;, Greensboro Valley of the Scottish Rite, NC Grand York Rite, The Oasis Shrine Temple, the Order of Eastern Star, Supreme Council of the Order of the Amaranth Majestic Court No. 20, Reidsville Elks Lodge # 1723, former member of the Reidsville Jaycees, the Past Chairman of the N.C. Tobacco Foundation, and a commissioner on the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Steve’s love for the tobacco industry and the friendships he made through it were a lifelong passion for him. He was a true tobacconist. He enjoyed meeting his breakfast crowd each morning at local restaurants solving the problems of the world. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife: Alice Carraway Smith, by his sister: Betsy Jo Smith, and by a nephew: Jimmy Batts.
Surviving are his son, Edward Smith and wife; Erica of Brown Summit and his daughter, Aimee Smith Tilley and husband; Ira of Reidsville, grandchildren Stephen Edward “Tripp” Smith III, and Emmeline Adaire “Emme” Smith, nieces, Heather Winstead & Holly Pate of Sandy Cross, NC, great nieces, Ashley Pate & Bayleigh Pate of Sandy Cross, NC, great nephew, Connor Brown of Sandy Cross, NC, sisters in law, Elaine Pate & Joyce Batts of Sandy Cross, NC. The family wishes to thank Steve’s caregivers: Michelle Apple, Jewell Baker, Jacquie Cochrane, Cecil Cottrell, Tracy Kelsey, & Renee Paschal.
Memorials may be made to the Steve Edward Smith Scholarship Fund at RCC PO Box 38 Wentworth, NC 27375. Citty Funeral Home is assisting the Smith family. Online condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com
First Baptist Church
Wednesday June 14th, 2017
409 South Main St.
Reidsville, NC 27320
Special Instructions: Family will see friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.Text me the address
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Steve will truly be missed. May God give streingth to the family to get threw this difficult time.
Richard and Gladys Hunt
Submitted by Richard and Gladys Hunt on Jun 20 2017 09:39:05 AM
Steve was a wonderful greeter at First Baptist. He knew all the members as well as almost all the visitors. When we saw an unfamiliar face, Steve either introduced us or told us their names. He kept up with everything that was going on and kept a conversation active. We shall miss him, but all the great memories will stay with us. He was unforgettable. David and Emma Sue Hooper
Submitted by David Hooper on Jun 18 2017 06:39:42 PM
So very sorry for your loss!
Submitted by Sue Burgess on Jun 16 2017 01:11:09 PM
What a lovely service, so Steve. I shall miss my friend from birth until now. May you Rest In Peace, dearest friend.
Submitted by Sarah Jo Coates Falkner on Jun 14 2017 08:36:27 PM
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Sarah Jo Coates Falkner lit a candle on Jun 14 2017 08:35:15 PM
Steve was my neighbor/childhood playmate.
I am saddened to hear he was so ill.
He was blessed w a loving and loyal family, and he enjoyed the best that life offered.
Love, a Richardson Drive pal, Joyce
Submitted by Joyce Watt Harmon on Jun 14 2017 03:19:42 PM
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Kathy Reece lit a candle on Jun 14 2017 02:39:21 PM
It was my pleasure to take care of Steve . I will truely miss my time at the Smith's home , he traught me so much ... We laughed together , we cried together.. I enjoyed each and every ,moment. even the difficult moments I will remember knowing that I tried my best to make him comfortable. Steve enjoy your new garden in heaven .. I will miss you ... See you again one day love your Honey Babe
Submitted by Jacquie Cochrane on Jun 14 2017 09:10:58 AM
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