Herbert William Smith, 94, of Sophia passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Hospice of Randolph County.
Herbert was born June 12, 1929 in Stokes County, NC to the late Drew and Mariner Smith, is one of 9 children, and was preceded in death by his brother and 4 sisters.
Herbert was an active member of South Plainfield Friends Meeting. Herbert was a hard worker, working on the family farm and United Brass Works, before he went into business painting. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Herbert loved to play golf any chance he could. He enjoyed being part of the New Market Civitans and planting a garden every year.
Herbert is preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Margaret Hunt Smith. Herbert leaves behind his children, Denise Chriscoe and husband Glenn, Tim Smith and wife JoAnn, and Greg Smith and wife Pam. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Jamie Chriscoe and wife Charity, Andy Chriscoe and wife Regina, Phillip Smith, Misty Hurley, Shelly Harris and husband Josh, Andrew Smith and wife Anna, and Erin Smith. Herbert leaves behind 7 great grandchildren, Madison Chriscoe, Gatlin Hurley, Kaymen Hurley, Emerson Harris, Charleigh Harris, Cash Harris, and Janson Beau Smith. He also leaves behind his sister, Mae Hill, and his brothers, J.R. Smith and Cecil Smith.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 1:00-1:45 pm at South Plainfield Friends Meeting, 4033 Plainfield Road in Sophia. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 2:00 pm at South Plainfield Friends Meeting with Pastor Hugh Spaulding and Pastor Ricky Sessoms officiating. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
The family is thankful for the care given to Herbert by the Randolph County Hospice nursing staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, 4033 Plainfield Rd., Sophia, NC 27350 or New Market Civitans, 4530 Nelson Park Rd., Sophia, NC 27350 or Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Smith family.