Norman Russell Smith

Published 8:17 am Monday, October 30, 2023

Mr. Norman Russell Smith, 65, of North Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Mocksville, NC passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1957 in Davie County to the late Frederick Eugene Smith and DeWilla Dull Smith. Russell graduated from Davie High School in 1976 and spent his earlier years enjoying riding motorcycles and playing golf. He grew up going to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mocksville as he raised his children. Russell served his community as President of the Davie County Jaycees, coaching Little League, and giving back to other organizations over the years. He began his entrepreneurial career starting Smith Insulation in the early 1990s that later became a grading company, Smith Excavating (SMEX) in 2003.

Following recent retirement, he spent his last years living at Cherry Grove Beach where he created a home that his family and friends enjoyed and made special memories. He loved riding on his boat in the waterway with family and friends, lunch on the water, and deep-sea fishing. He was loved by so many.

Surviving are: his 2 children, Matthew Smith (Jenny) and Sloan Smith; a granddaughter, Emersyn Smith; a sister, Teresa Correll (Danny); and 3 nephews, Chad Correll (Mandy), Jason Correll, and Seth Correll (Makenzie).

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance, with Rev. Randy Perdue officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.