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Dr. Buddy Ray Smith

May 8, 1946 — May 10, 2023



Dr. Buddy Ray Smith, Sr. age 77 of Randleman passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born in Alamance County on May 8, 1946 to Clady Ray Smith and Mamie Irene Marley Smith.

Dr. Buddy Smith earned his Doctrine Degree from Bethany Baptist College in Dothan, AL. He was founder and President of Faith Temple Baptist College in Franklinville, NC from 1999 until 2020. He was Pastor for over 25 years at Faith Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Buddy Smith had a compassionate and caring heart and loved his family, friends and church family.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his brothers, David Smith, Dean Smith, sister, Elaine Smith and brother-in-law Paul Dickey.

Buddy is survived by his wife: Lynda Sparks Smith; children: Wendy Smith Grimsley (Alan) of Randleman, Tammy Smith Arthur (Jerry) of Greensboro and Buddy Smith Jr. of Randleman; grandchildren: Katie Stillinger (Brandon) of Randleman, Alan Lee Grimsley of Randleman and Brooke Adams of Asheboro; sister, Faye Dickey of Snow Camp; brothers Steve Smith (Carol) of Snow Camp, Jackie Smith (Shirley) of Burlington and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Faith Temple Baptist Church, 3075 Mack Lineberry Rd., Franklinville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Honeycutt, Lynward Campbell and Pastor Neil Poole. Burial will be in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 1358 Antioch Church Rd., Burlington.

Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman is serving the family.

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