Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Milas Nemar “Mickey” Smith Jr

Milas Nemar “Mickey” Smith Jr., 72, of Richfield passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his home.  A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Ruth Ann Sipe officiating.  Military honors to follow in the Richfield Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Born September 11, 1946 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Milas Nemar Smith Sr. and Ruth Burroughs Smith.  He was the retired Postmaster of the Richfield Post office with 30 years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp and was an Engineer 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam from 1966-1967.  He was twice awarded the Purple Heart.  Mickey was very active in his community.  He was a member of the Richfield Volunteer Fire Dept, the Talbert-Wagoner VFW Post 6369, the Town Board of Richfield and the Pfeiffer/North Stanly Water Association Board.

Mickey is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Fisher Smith, son Bryan Smith (Michelle) of Richfield, daughters Tonia Icenhour (Dwayne) of Richfield,  Laura Smith of Richfield, and Anna Brooks (Tim) of Concord, and grandchildren Colby, Mason, Heidi, Cobrin, Mollie, Milas, Cooper, Lauren and Olivia.  He was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Smith and sister Sandra Smith.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 86, Richfield, NC 28137, or VFW Post 6369, c/o Robert Shoe, 44177 Millingport Rd. Richfield, NC 28137.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.

10 Comments

  • Dwight & Vicky Eudy Posted October 17, 2018 5:36 pm

    My Dear friend Bonnie and family, my heart is so heavy hearing about Mickey’s passing. You know I am sending up Prayers for all of you and that you are in my thoughts constantly. I am here for you as I know the pain of loss. You and Mickey shared many wonderful years together and I hope your wonderful memories can help with the pain. Much Love.

  • Larry and Nancy Huneycutt Posted October 17, 2018 6:41 pm

    Bonnie and family, Nancy and I are so sorry about Mickey’s passing. We pray God will hold you close. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Mickey and I shared a lot of good times as teenagers, members of the RMFD , VFW and our trips to the NC outer banks. We pray God will grant you peace and wisdom thru this difficult time. Larry

  • eddie barringer Posted October 17, 2018 7:22 pm

    im yet to meet a better man

  • Marilyn & Eddie Morton Posted October 17, 2018 8:20 pm

    Anna , Tonia, so sorry for your loss . Be assured of our thoughts and prayers for all the family.

  • Gail huneycutt Posted October 17, 2018 9:29 pm

    One of the most sweetest person I’ve ever known. Prayers for your family

  • Mitch Culp Posted October 18, 2018 8:43 am

    Mickey was a great friend, neighbor and business associate. I believe that Mickey was a friend to anyone he met. He will be greatly missed by many. Our prayers are for Bonnie, Bryan, Tonia, Laura, and Anna. May the love of God, which passed all our understanding, encompass the family during this time of sorrow.

  • John & Althea Miller Posted October 18, 2018 3:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss, a person couldn’t ask for a better friend than either Mickey or Ronnie, graduated with Ronnie in ‘66, Prayers for Bonnie and entire family for God’s grace and comfort in their time of sorrow.

  • Monte & Jill Williams Posted October 19, 2018 9:39 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the family for peace and comfort.

  • Linda Peeler Posted October 19, 2018 4:29 pm

    Bonnie, God’s Peace to you and your family. Hugs, Linda Peeler

  • Richard Whitley & Sharon Whitley Posted October 22, 2018 12:58 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you, Bonnie, and the whole family on your loss. We thought a lot of Mickey when we were in Richfield. He was a good man.

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