Adam Leroy Smith, Jr.
October 8, 1942 ~ July 18, 2008
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Adam "Leroy" Smith, Jr., 65, of Asheville, died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Burke Co., Mr. Smith was a son of the late Leroy and Mildred Secrest Smith. Mr. Smith had worked as a District Manager for the Brown & Williamson Corp., retiring in 2001. He was an avid member of the Mountain Flyers Club, where he served as Secretary on the Board of Directors. Mr. Smith was a proud supporter of Asheville Street Baptist Church, of Morganton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Janet Williams Smith; sons, Adam Leroy Smith, III, of Graham, and Stephen Allen Smith and wife Angela Adams Smith, of Charlotte; sister, Linda Moore and husband Walter, of Morganton; brothers, Robert Smith, of Gastonia, and Donald Smith and wife Ruhama, of Morganton; and beloved mother-in-law, Henriette Pons Williams. A memorial service for Mr. Smith will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Doug Goforth officiating. His family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asheville Street Baptist Church, 107 Colony Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, or to a charity of one's choice.