Will “Tony” Gordon Smith

April 17, 1934 - March 1, 2019

04/17/1934 - 03/01/2019

Past Services

Sunday March 03, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Monday March 04, 2019
2:00 pm
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Will “Tony” Gordon Smith, age 84, of Scotland Neck, passed away on March 1, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.

He was born in Wayne County on April 17, 1934 to Jiro and Eula Smith. Tony was married to Norma Eason on June 1, 1958 and they enjoyed fifty years of marriage.  Tony’s career began early working with the Lance Corporation, traveling the area supplying Lance products. Tony worked with Lance for nearly thirty years, then retiring only to open a used furniture business, Tony’s Trading Post, which he operated for twenty-four years. He recently retired from the furniture business in January 2019.  Tony enjoyed playing cards and loved going to auctions.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Butts Smith; his father, Jiro Smith; his wife, Norma Eason Smith, his brothers, J.B., Harold, and Mickey Smith; and his grandson, Phillip Wayne Osborne.

Tony is survived by two daughters, Debra Smith  Barber and her husband Gene of Roanoke Rapids and Janet Smith Harrell and her husband Keith of Scotland Neck; his sister, Dorothy Smith Eason; two brothers, Durwood  Smith and his wife Donna and Kay Smith and his wife Betty Jo all of LaGrange; two granddaughters, Crystal  Shearin and her husband Kirby and Joanna  Stanley and her husband Mike; a grandson, Kenny Sherman and his wife Penny; three great-granddaughters, Paige Osborne,  Elaina Shearin,  and Josie Sherman; and two great-grandsons, Eli Shearin and Gordon Stanley all of Roanoke Rapids.

A visitation will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with the Rev Paul Spradley officiating.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Smith family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Donna Hux
5 years ago

To Debra, Janet, and all the family, so very sorry your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Mahlon & Donna Hux

Martha McDaniel Parker
5 years ago

Debra and Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. All our love Martha and Al Parker

Sue S.Davis
5 years ago

To Janet, Debra and families,
I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. He is with “miss Norma” now and they are happy again. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you

Brenda Carter
5 years ago

Sending my deepest condolences to Kay and his family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for all.

Jr. Order #530, Scotland Neck,NC
5 years ago

Prayers for your family. Tony was in our Council the longest of any current member.
He will be missed by our Brothers and
Sisters of the Order. He was very giving and generous. If you needed help from Tony, he was there for you.