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Joseph C. Smith

July 3, 1945 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 73)


July 3, 1945  -  November 23, 2018

Joseph C. Smith, 73, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Joe, as he was affectionately called, was born in Belmont, North Carolina and was a Belmont High School Alumni.  Joe was a truck drive for Suburban Propane and Line Gas for many years until he retired in 2012.  Even after retirement, he still continued to be a great handyman for his family and friends.

Joe moved to Charlotte, NC in 1974, where he met his wife Elizabeth (Libby) S. Smith who have been married for 43 years. 

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Edith Smith; granddaughter, Samantha Hope Griffith.

He is survived by his wife, Libby Smith; sister, Teena (Don) Rupard; brother, John Sharp; children, Curtis D. (Carla) Griffith, David G. (Sarah) Griffith, and Tina G. (Larry) Upright; grandchildren, Joseph (Becky) Rosenbalm, Ryann (Marissa) Griffith, Jeffrey (Kayla) Leithold, Darah L. Griffith, Christa A. Griffith, and Logan Griffith; great-grandchildren, Hailey C. Rosenbalm and Tristan M. Rosenbalm; special friends, Bob Traywick, Keith Clark, and Don Dysart.

Joe will forever be loved and remembered by his family and friends who adored him just as much as he did them.

A limb has fallen…

A limb has fallen from the family tree,

I keep hearing a voice that says “Grieve not for me”.

Remember the best times, the laughter , the song,

The good life lived while I was strong.

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.

Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest,

Remembering all, now I truly was blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small.

Go on with your life, don’t just stare at the wall.

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin,

Until the day comes we’re together again…

(Author unknown)

A public viewing for Mr. Smith will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, at Boston's Mortuary 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28269. 

The Smith Family have entrusted arrangements to Boston's Mortuary.

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