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Buford Bobby Smith

May 18, 1942 — February 21, 2023

Gastonia

Buford Bobby Smith

Gastonia – Buford Bobby Smith, 80, passed away February 21, 2023 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.   

 

He was born in Cocke County on May 18, 1942 to the late Dallas Smith and Gertie Valentine Smith. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Edith Nolan; brother, Dan Smith; and his brothers-in-law, Jewel Valentine and Ed Deese.

 

Buford spent his career working as a supervisor for Jenkins Metal. He loved his family, liked to travel, watch Nascar races, and after his retirement he enjoyed spending time at home sitting in the sun. He leaves many happy memories to be cherished by his family and all who knew and loved him.

 

He is survived by his sons, Micheal Smith (Chrystal) and Mark Smith (Tangela); sisters, Bea Valentine, Dena Deese, Brenda Hill (Jerry), and Shirley Stallings (Ronnie); 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2023 at Riverside Baptist Church 171 South Main St. Cramerton NC. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church with Pastor Steve Hicks and Pastor Junior Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.  

 

Pallbearers will be Russell Smith, Donnie Smith, Tyler Smith, Timothy Davis, Weslee Davis, and Austin McLeroy. Honorary Pallbearer will be, Jason Elrod.

 

Online condolences may be made at: www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com 

 

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.

 

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Visitation

Friday, February 24, 2023

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Riverside Baptist Church

171 S Main St, Cramerton, NC 28032

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Riverside Baptist Church

171 S Main St, Cramerton, NC 28032

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