Callie Louise Smith

Published 11:53 am Friday, March 16, 2018

Callie Louise Smith died on on March 14, 2018.

She was born April 1, 1927. She was raised by Alex (Pop) and Irene Tucker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bowden Smith, and her son, George Timothy Smith; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Kae (Jerry) Stockton and son Alex; and Dianne Tuttle (Stan) White and her 3 children, Jason, Jennifer and Rich, a step-daughter, Abby; 3 grandchildren by her deceased son, Adam, Jessica and Austin; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was active in the Smith Grove community and Smith Grove United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and organ for 54 years. She also taught Sunday School. She earned her music degree at Catawba College of Music. She taught music at Smith Grove and Farmington elementary schools for years, and later taught from her home. She loved gardening, especially growing irises, the talk of the community they were so beautiful. She also liked to write, which led to the publishing of a book, “Wow, What A Lord We Have.” She was an accomplished artist. Many of her paintings were displayed in Mocksville businesses.

She donated her body to Wake Forest Baptist Health/Bowman Gray School of Medicine for medical research. The Knight Riders Mortuary Transport handled the transport of the body.

She loved the Lord and had written the following, “The Day He Has Come.”

Now at Last, I am through

I’ve come to rest in the arms

of the one who loved and knew me best.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Smith Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall.