Billy Cecil Smith, Sr., 90, of Eden, NC, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022 at UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden.
A graveside service will be held 2pm Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Wright Family Cemetery, 825 Wright Rd, Ridgeway, VA. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service at Wright Family Cemetery, beginning at 1:30pm.
Billy was born April 14, 1932, in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Ernest Gilmer Smith, Sr. and Beatrice Dent Smith. Billy was an Army Veteran. He worked as a truck driver for Fieldcrest until retiring after 30 years of service. Billy was the oldest charter member of Osborne Baptist Church. He was an Usher at Osborne, and also served as a bus driver for the church. Billy worked all his younger life to take care of his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Barbara Wright Smith; children, Billy Cecil Smith, Jr. of Ridgeway, VA, Danny Lee Smith of Eden, NC, Diane Shockley of Ridgeway, VA; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; siblings, Ernest Smith, Jr. of Eden, NC, Betty Brown of Eden, NC, Donald Smith of Clover, VA.
In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Hallie Smith, Lonnie Smith, Rae Newton, Gay Newton, Ida Belle Hylton, Phillip Smith, Barbara Ann Woodard, David Smith.
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So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. I didn't realize I was born on his birthday, maybe that's why he was one of my favorite people when I was growing up. I have fond memories of him driving the church bus for the youth group and getting a hug before church started each Sunday. I'm sorry I will be out of town and will miss his service. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Snead Barton
So sorry for the loss of Bill. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
Gail martinMy most sincere condolences to Uncle Bill's family! He was a good man and will be missed by many! Michael Hylton
I know that many in Heaven are rejoicing today , my mom and dad , family and friends ,
plus, All who Knew Jesus as Saviour and Lord , and all who knew and met ,uncle Bill, saw The Lord Jesus in his Life .
We will miss him for now ,which is normal ,but will soon see him and all the family who have passed before us,
and we will spend Eternity all togeother with our Lord Jesus ,because He Saved us ,
ALL who call on Jesus , ACTS 2.21 , will be saved ,is the GOOD NEWS , and LOVE of Jesus.
Thank You Lord Jesus,for uncle Bill ,
and all the rest of the family who have found Eternal Life in Jesus as LORD
Gabby & Nadiya Newton
Fluno " Gabby "Newton jr
Sorry for your loss. I remember Bill and Barbara from working in the Children's Department at Osborne Baptist. He always had a smile and was very caring about the Children
Ruth Ward Close (Cindy)
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