Thursday, December 6, 2012 — Joe A. Smith, age 82, of New London, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, Concord.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle.
Rev. Keith Walters, Rev. Yates Brooks and Rev. Mike Madaris will officiate and burial will be in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery, New London.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December, 7, 2012, at Stanly Funeral Home, Albemarle.
Born February 11, 1930, in Montgomery, Ala., he was the son of the late Abner Smith and Celia Moore Smith.
He was a retired employee of Jaguar. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church, New London.
Mr. Smith was married to Frances R. Smith of the home. Other survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Smith and wife Sherrie of Jacksonville, Fla. and Al Smith of Texas; two daughters, Martha Plyler Herlocker and husband Jon Alan of Tucson, Ariz. and Jenny Plyler Myers and husband Charles of Greenville; nine grandchildren including special grandchildren, Charles Myers IV and Chris Myers. Also surviving is a special friend, David Thomas, of Albemarle.
One daughter, Elizabeth Fishow and one brother, Wallace A. Smith, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Stanly County Senior Center, 283 N. Third St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or Highland Baptist Church, PO Box 176, New London, NC 28127.
Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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