ROCKY MOUNT – Charles Buren Smith, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Born in Nash County, NC on March 6, 1928, he was the son of the late James Exum Smith and Maggie Elizabeth Williams Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred F. Smith; brothers, James Exum Smith, Jr., and Tom Smith.
Charles retired after 35 years as general manager with M&S Oil Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rocky Mount. Charles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons, Keven Smith of Greenville, Brent Smith and wife, Cathy, of Rocky Mount, and Kent Smith of Durham. He is also survived by grandchildren, Zackary Smith, Emalee Smith, Samantha Jackson, Carter Smith, Cody Smith, and Bailey Smith; sister, Myra Murray of Sharpsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the home of Brent and Cathy Smith, 2820 Winstead Road, Rocky Mount. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. Larry Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.