Glenn Roy "Rat" Smith

glenn smith

October 29, 1954 ~ May 20, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Glenn Roy “Rat” Smith, 66, of Candler, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Born October 29, 1954 in Buncombe Co., Glenn was a son of the late LeRoy and Louise Smith. He was also preceded in death by his brothers.

Surviving is his wife, Patsy Dockery Smith; two sons, Glenn Roy Smith, Jr. and Joey Ray Smith; sister, Joyce Coleman and her husband Tim; and loved by all his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and mother-in-law, Dortha Dockery.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Ricky Netherton officiating. Burial will follow at Brown’s View Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Visitation: May 22, 2021 6:00 pm - June 16, 2024 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: May 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: May 23, 2021 3:00 pm

Browns View United Methodist Church Cemetery
Beaverdam Loop
Candler, NC 28715

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Memories Timeline


  1. Joyce and Tim Coleman…We will always love and miss forever will be in our hearts…I love you..

  2. Aunt Pat, Joey Ray and Doot and my mama Joyce… my heart is with y’all. Uncle Glenn was my favorite uncle and my childhood wouldn’t have been the childhood that it was without him up on Smith Cove. You will always be remembered uncle Glenn and the memories will forever be in my heart and mind. Aunt Pat, Doot and Joey I love y’all. If I could be there with y’all… I would be there. He’s with Granny and papaw and raising hell with my daddy again. Lolz

  3. Worked with “Rat” years ago at APAC, had a lot of fun times with Rat and the Crew. Good memories. He will be missed. 🙏

  4. Those days years ago We discussed..
    Someday We would see them again..
    You were Our Best Friend and to take this time to say Thank You for being there for Us⚘
    You Will Be Missed
    Cross on Over to the other side..
    Fly Free with those
    Till We meet again⚘
    Jaime Danny & Linda

  5. To family and friends so sorry for our loss. He will be missed. He was always a sweet and kind man to me. Lots of memories in our years as friends

  6. I hate to hear this news. I was behind Rat at the redlight on Patton a few months ago. There was a veteran man in a wheel chair sitting in the turning lane holdi a sign. Rat got out and helped move the man and then gave him some cash. This is how I will always remember Rat, he was always helping with a smile on his face. ♥️

  7. Mr Smith is the father of the man I love. I am sorry I never got to meet him. My husband is broken that he can not be there for his family. I am sorry for the loss that he and all of you are feeling.

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