January 22 1954 August 4 2022
Samuel “Sam”‘s Obituary Samuel “Sam” Wayne Smith, age 67 of Lenoir went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Mission Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 22, 1954 in Caldwell County to the late Samuel W. and Ruby S. Smith. He was also preceded in death by his sister Debra Sumlin. Mr. Smith was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was very dedicated to the fire service of 40 plus years of service. Sam retired from the Lenoir Fire Department and after his retirement he was instrumental in creating the Caldwell County Schools Fire Academy at Hibriten High School. After retirement from the school system he became the interim chief at the Gamewell Fire Department and later assumed the position as Fire Chief. Mr. Smith was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Lenoir. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of twenty-eight years Sherry Clark Smith of the home, one son; Samuel “Alex” Smith and wife Katherine of Hudson, one daughter Abby Smith and fiancé Jamie Littlejohn of Lenoir. The special joy of his life was his granddaughter Parker Elizabeth Smith and grand-dog Maggie. He is also survived by his brother Ike Smith and wife Cindy of Lenoir, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 9. 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church of Lenoir at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 PM prior to the service. Serving as pallbearers will be, Kenny Nelson, Vic Misenheimer, Josh Lakey, Dino DiBernardi, Trevor Key and Michael Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gamewell Fire Dept. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be sent to Gamewell Fire Department, Attn: Firefighters Fund Junior Academy, 2806 Morganton Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Smith Family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Samuel “Sam” Wayne Smith, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Samuel Sam Wayne Smith January 22 1954 August 4 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Lenoir, state: North Carolina