Obit: William Rondal Smoot

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 30, 2014

 William Rondal Smoot

William Rondal “Smoot” Smoot, died at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 22, 2014 following an extended illness.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1935, son of the late William Efrin Smoot and Addie Scott Smoot. On March 15, 1956, Rondal married his wife of 58 years, Beatrice Foster Smoot, whom he called “Prissy.” They had eight children. He worked as a truck driver most of his adult life, and his employment included Bingham & Parks and Christy Trucking. He was a member of Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church. 

He was preceded in death by 3 children, Sabrina Lynn, Sherry Denise Smoot and her twin sister Sharon Smoot Etchison; a granddaughter, Charle Nichole Dulin. 

Survivors: 5 children, Carol (Frank) Fisher, Patricia “Kate” Smoot McClelland, Rhonda Smoot Grant, Dennis Ashley Smoot, and William E. “Ricky” Smoot, all of Mocksville; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly, Rufus (Christy), Russell (Syretta), Nikki, Sabrina, Jessica, Rashaun, Mateah, Brandon, and Myriah; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers-in-law, Charles (Blondean) Foster, and Gary (Teresa) Foster; a sister-in-law, Nellie (Johnny) Foster; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends Buddy Leonard and Alfred Allen. 

His funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 27 at 4 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home. Pastor Charlene Jones officiated and the Rev. Dr. Jamie Grant delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour before the service. 

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