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McDowell Memorial Park
Friday September 10th, 2021

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Randall "Randy" Lee Smith

Randall “Randy” Lee Smith, 60, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at Carolinas HealthCare System- Blue Ridge.

A native of McDowell County, he was born October 18, 1960 to the late Charles Smith and Verdie Brooks Smith.

Randy spent 32 years of his life serving in law enforcement including McDowell County and the town of Norwood, NC, retiring in 2014 as Norwood Chief of Police. He also was an instructor since 1986 where he taught various courses including firearms, defensive driving, BLET, and hazmat. Though public service had a special place in Randy’s heart, he loved his family, particularly his grandchildren, even more. He was also a car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley Mash Smith; two children, Jessica Lee Smith and Jeremy Scott Smith; three grandchildren, Jada Michelle Smith, Carter Levi Webb, and Jett Warren Huskins; one brother, Rick Smith (Cindy); and three nieces, Stephanie Shell Camby (Cliff), April Smith Dyson (Aaron), and Kristy Smith Laughter (Denny).

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at McDowell Memorial Park.

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Heartfelt condolences to you Shirley and your family,

Robin Ruggaber Oct 15 2021 10:52 PM

He was such a great and caring man and I'm so lucky to have the chance to get to know him. He was a precious angel just called home so early. Prayers go out to the entire family whom he loved so much. Remember he is now driving that beautiful red sports car forever without any further pain or suffering. God bless all of you during this time of healing. I wish I'd gotten the news sooner I'm so very sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻

Angela Smith Sep 28 2021 4:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randall "Randy" Smith

Martha Morgan Sep 19 2021 5:16 AM

As Randy's pharmacist I know that he is a nice and patient man who loved his family. I'm so sorry for your loss. The video was great! Prayers for y'all during this new world without him😩

Angie E Scott Sep 16 2021 10:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randall "Randy" Smith

Karen Hudgins Sep 16 2021 6:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randall "Randy" Smith

Debbie Grindstaff Sep 13 2021 9:01 PM

Shirley, Prayers for you in the Family. Randy Blessed Many ... John 14:-3

Pastor Joey Spry Sep 13 2021 2:16 AM

Best ever chief since you left Norwood ain't been the same MR RANDY praying for the family

Tracey diggs and family Sep 12 2021 2:12 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Belinda (Gregory) Robinson Sep 11 2021 10:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Randall "Randy" Smith

Belinda (Gregory) ROBINSON Sep 11 2021 10:13 AM

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