Ramson Reece Smith, 83, of Locust, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be held at 3PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel in Locust, NC officiated by Pastor Brandon Bowers. Visitation will be held from 1-2:30PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hatley’s Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakboro, NC.
Born February 11, 1935 in Stanly County, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Autie Bell Lambert Smith and Roy Shorty Smith. Ramson enjoyed going to the lake to fish and was a member at West Oakboro Baptist Church. One of his greatest loves was spending time with friends and family especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Smith is survived by his sons Brian Smith (Penny) and Tony Smith (Kathy) both of Locust; grandchildren Cody Smith (Carolyn) of Oakboro, Jerika Smith, Adina Green, Shelby Green, and Bailey Slate (Charlie) all of Stanfield; great-grandchildren Savy Smith, Sage Smith, and Callie Slate; sisters Marvene Hinson of Locust, Doris Carpenter of Peachland, and Diane Smith of Raleigh. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Arlene Harris Smith; brothers Gene, Larry, Clifford, Jerry, and Keith Smith; and sister Leora Osbourne.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie at 960 N. 1ST Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Smith family.