January 14, 1979 ~ October 11, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Michael Rhyn Smith, 42, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Mission Hospital.

Michael was born January 14, 1979, in Asheville to the late Billy Ray Smith and Ruth Clark Smith Ballard.

He is survived by his sister, Pam Johnson and her husband, Michael, and by his brother, Roger Ray Smith and his wife Angie.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff of Irene Wortham Center for the love and care they provided to Michael through the years.

Memorials may be made to the Irene Wortham Center, 916 West Chapel Road, Asheville, NC 28803.


Graveside Service: October 14, 2021 11:00 am

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Hardest day losing my sweet best friend. Words can’t explain the pain IWC is feeling and the way that today has been. Deep condolences to the family and so glad he is home with mama.

  2. We know it is a sad time for the family but think about what a wonderful time Michael and Ruth are having together. Our prayers are with the family.


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