Bobby Joe Smith
by Mark Shields
Bobby Joe Smith (Smitty) left us Sunday October 21st at age 76. H
e passed away at Lake Norman Regional Hospital which was near our home at 5064 Lynwood Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.
I was very blessed to have him here with me for the last 9 years. He had severe renal failure and lung issues. He was born in Jonesville, NC and his parents were Evelyn Ingram and Jonah Dallas Smith.
He is survived by his daughter, Suzann Smith and his sweet puppy, Cupid. Bobby was married to Eary Smith for 46 years who passed in 2003. Bobby graduated from Jonesville High School and still enjoyed breakfast get togethers with his classmates in Elkin. He was VP of Operations of Bank of America for 25 years.
He loved to landscape and we always had a beautiful yard here at Lake Norman. He resided in Long Beach, California for 26 years and we moved to Elkin, NC in 1981.
We have not decided on a memorial service date yet, but will post it as soon as the date is determined. Johnson Funeral home is handling his arrangements. He was the most brilliant, handsome, caring, loving person on this earth and unfortunately had to leave us this past Sunday. He was the best father any daughter could ask for and I will miss him so much, but I know I’ll see him again and until I do he will be the best guardian angel anyone could ask for.
He was the most dedicated husband and father and such a loyal friend. Anyone who met him loved him. What a charismatic charming man. I will thank him everyday for the blessed life he gave me and supported me through and I will miss him singing Nat King Cole songs from downstairs every morning.. My biggest fan. Thank you, Daddy.
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