Age: 89 Address: Squirrel Creek Community Date of Death: Friday, March 22, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: Fred Thomas Smith, age 89, of the Squirrel Creek Community, passed away on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at his home. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Thomas Issac and Anna Pearl Horton Smith and husband of the late Martha Hoilman Smith and Lucille Horney Smith. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Wallin; a son, Clifford Smith; 2 brothers; 3 step-sisters and 3 step-brothers. He was a World War II Veteran. Fred was a long haul truck driver for many years and later worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving are his caretakers and step-son, Roy Greene and wife, Betty, of Squirrel Creek and step-sister, Sadie Bryant. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful dog, Black Jack also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Bill Shoupe will officiate. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery in Banner Elk. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.