Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Joel Kenneth Smith

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.

Stanly overwhelmingly met or exceeded our family’s expectations. Family and friends both expressed how thoughtful, caring and professional they were. We’re glad you’re in Locust!


We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.