John Steven ‘Woo Woo’ Smith

Published 11:13 am Monday, March 28, 2016

John Steven “Woo Woo” Smith, 62, of Cooleemee, died at his home on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1953 at Rowan Hospital in Salisbury to John Quentin and Janet Manning Smith. During his middle school and high school years, he worked at his father’s service station, where he developed a love of classic cars. He attended Davie High school but dropped out at age 15 to support his mother, disabled father and two younger sisters. He later worked to obtain his adult high school diploma, which he proudly hung in his home. He worked at Ingersoll-Rand for 43 years and was looking forward to his upcoming retirement. He loved spending time with family, helping to care for his mother, and being with his nieces and nephews, spoiling them with presents at Christmas. He loved NASCAR, reading, rock and roll music, movies and sending funny birthday cards to relatives.

He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandparents, Edward F. and Alice E. Manning; paternal grandparents, W.N. and Blanche Smith; his father, Quentin Smith; brother, Richard Smith; and nephew, Chris Jordan.

Survivors: his mother, Janet Smith of Mocksville; brother, Bob (Ann) Smith of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Monica (Joe) Jordan and Alice (Chris) Hanes of Mocksville; nephews, Kevin Jordan of Boston, Mass. and Brian (Kelly) Jordan of Mocksville; and several great-nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family memorial service.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.