Joel Kenneth Smith, 81, of Locust passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at CHS-Northeast, Concord. His funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust Chapel with Pastor David Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the Coyle Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friend at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the service.
Born December 28, 1937 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late E. Eugene Smith and Vernie Lambert Smith. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills and a member of Coyle Baptist Church.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife Willie Faye Love Smith. Survivors include 4 sons, Herman Smith (Teresa) of Concord, Justin Smith (Joann) of Locust, Jeffrey Smith of Locust and Dale Stancil (Charlene) of Locust, brothers Jim Smith of Monroe and Ronnie Smith of Mt. Pleasant, sister Linda Smith Long of Midland, 4 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A sister Mary Helms preceded him in death.
Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Smith family.