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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday January 20th, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday January 20th, 2023
3:00pm

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Thomas Leroy Smith

Thomas Leroy Smith, 72, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.

 

He was born on July 17, 1950 in Jackson, Michigan to the late Robert Smith and Margaret Anders.

 

Tom, who was also known by many as Big Tom, was a veteran of the United States Army. He formerly worked at Marion Fabrics and Marion Manufacturing before later retiring from Columbia Carolina. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He had many friends and got along with anyone he met. He was always willing to help others.

 

He is preceded in death by siblings, Bonnie Carrico, Belinda Bruso, and Alan Bruso.

 

He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Wright Smith; daughter, Joyce McNeill (John Self); two grandchildren, Lucas McNeill and Josh McNeill; sister, Connie Bruso; and a special friend, Sherry Evenson.

 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.


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Doris Smith Pritchard Jan 21 2023 12:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

Allen McLaughlin Jan 20 2023 8:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

Sandra Billips Jan 20 2023 6:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

James Wright Jan 19 2023 1:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

James and Janet Conner McGinnis Jan 19 2023 10:53 AM

Joyce, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. He was always so jolly and friendly. He always talked about you with such love. I’m praying for you and your mom.

Melisa Hoyle Smith Jan 18 2023 9:39 PM

I worked with tom many year east Marion an the Columbia. He was a great friend an always smiling an laughing. I know you will be missed .

Marie Prather Jan 18 2023 4:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

Revonda and Danny Letterman Jan 18 2023 3:00 PM

Betty & Joyce I’m very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I can remember spending the night with Joyce back when we were in school. You all always made me feel welcomed. Betty I will forever cherish the talks I would have with you & Tom when I would see you guys out. He would always joke to me about my crazy laugh. Before parting ways he would say “Come on let me hear that laugh 1 more time before we go”. Please know you all are in my thoughts & prayers. Sending lots of hugs, love & prayers your way. ❤️🙏

Rachael Hartwell Butler Jan 18 2023 12:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Smith

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