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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Aimee, so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you the strength to get through this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Denny and Sarah Totten
Submitted by Sarah and Denny Totten on Jun 13 2017 02:55:20 PM
I always considered Steve to be a friend. I know he will be missed.
Submitted by Mike chilton on Jun 13 2017 02:25:08 PM
The family of Mrs. Paul Moore (Dixon's Warehouse, Mullins, SC) would like to extend our condolences to the family. We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing and pray for God's comfort and peace to each of you. Ella Moore, Sara, Clinard, Mary Alice and Neal and families
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Deepest sympathy to the family. He was always so friendly and cordial. We hope you will receive solace in knowing that Steve is at peace and with Alice. Marvin and Sarah Bullock
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Steve was a person that when he entered a room you knew he was there. His booming voice always brought a smile on my face because Steve was an ultimate tobacco man. I will always remember him. A good friend, a good person and a love for being with people
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