John Thomas ‘J.T.’ Smith Jr.

Published 9:27 am Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Smith Jr., 86, of Sheffield Road, Mocksville, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024 at Davie Nursing and RehabilitationCenter.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1938 in Davie County to the late John Thomas Smith Sr. and Virginia Allred Smith.

J.T. was very athletic and competitive in his earlier days. He enjoyed playing softball and was also proud of his jump shot on the basketball court. He sponsored a softball team that played at Sheffield through his store, Smith Furniture, which he owned and operated for many years.  J.T. was a skilled salesman and crafty business owner. He sold many Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners throughout Davie County and surrounding areas. J.T. also had a special knack for buying and reselling land. He was a longtime member of Liberty Wesleyan Church. He had the special talent of singing and loved singing gospel songs.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his wife, Martha Ann Elizabeth Seats Smith; their infant son, Benjamin Eric Smith; and a sister, Carolyn Smith Daniel.

Survivors includez: his children, Mark Smith (Cindy), Gina Smith, Tim Smith (Jenna), Brent Smith (Gina), and Anthony Smith (Ashley); 7 grandchildren, Sally Smith, Mallory Smith, Rachel Smith Bogue (Austin), Brooke Smith Holdsworth (Matt), Ally Smith, Evan Smith, and Samantha Smith.

A private family graveside will be conducted in Liberty Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Liberty Wesleyan Church, 2106 Sheffield Road, Harmony, NC 28634.

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