Obits: Jimmy Rufus Smith

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jimmy Rufus Smith

Jimmy Rufus Smith, 76, of Winston-Salem, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Winston-Salem Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a number of years of declining health. 

Born Jan. 14, 1938, Mr. Smith was a native of Davie County and the son of the late Richard Raymond Smith and Pearl Mae King Smith. During his working years, he was a laborer in the furniture industry. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors: 3 brothers, Felix Smith of Mount Airy, Virgil Ray Smith of Mocksville and Richard Junior Smith of Advance; 2 sisters, Cleo Smith Carter of Mocksville and Evelyn Smith Clark of Ridgeway, Va. 

He was also preceded in death by a son, J.R. Smith, 3 brothers, Herbert, Odell and Ed Smith, and a sister, Sarah June Freedle. 

A celebration of life service was conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Davie Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Tim Dunn. The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the funeral chapel. 

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