Bobby Joe Smith

Published 1:35 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mr. Bobby Joe Smith, 81, of Mocksville, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury.

He was born Nov. 27, 1940 in Yancey County to the late Oval Boyd and Evelyn Hazel Stiles Smith. Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Eatons Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Smith.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Thanna Riddle Smith; a brother, Jackie Smith (Toni); ssisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marty Smith, Jessie and Charles Sowder, Judy and Paul Smith, Christine Humphrey, George Linville, Jo-Anne, Maurine, and Janice Riddle; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at Eatons Baptist Church with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating. The family received friends at the church immediately following the service. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 in McIntosh Cemetery in Burnsville, with Rev. Stacy Elkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Eatons Baptist Church, c/o Brenda Hunter, 188 Pudding Ridge Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27612; or William R. Davie VFD, PO Box 934, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.