Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

William Frank Smith

William Frank Smith, 75, of Oakboro passed away Friday, May 26, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System-Stanly. Born October 5, 1942 he was the son of the late Carl Therlon Smith and Alice Louise Lee Smith. W.F. is survived by his wife Linda Sue Cranford Smith of Oakboro, and sons Christopher Alan Smith of Oakboro, Todd Cranford Smith and wife Amanda of Albemarle, and Eric Michael Smith of Oakboro. Other survivors include two brothers, Donald Joe Smith and David Allen Smith, Sr. and a sister Judy Smith Poplin; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicholas and Charlie Smith all of Albemarle.  He was an avid sportsman in years past and enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and family. Prior to being disabled, he worked in construction and electrical. W.F. was preceded in death by a sister Charlene Smith Hatley.


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  • Ana Posted June 5, 2018 5:11 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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