Peter (Pete) Francis Smith

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Peter Francis Smith (Pete), 62 of Hendersonville died suddenly Thursday May 10th at Mission Hospital. Peter was born in Worcester, MA but relocated to Florida before settling in Hendersonville, NC in 1994. He was well known in the community through his construction business, J. P. Smith Inc., servicing Asheville, Hendersonville and south Florida. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sharon Smith and his two children, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and John Peter Smith; his brothers, Michael Smith and his wife Elle and Stephen Smith and wife Jeanne, and his sister Betsy Chapman who was his best friend. Peter is also survived by his mother-in-law, Doris Pressley. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Michael Smith who died in1977 and his mother Elizabeth Gerety Smith who died in 2007. The Smith family would like to express their thanks to the Fletcher Fire Department, Mission Hospital ICU nurses and doctors. All the love, prayers, and support from family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A memorial service for Peter will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Brian Kirk officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Xcel Sportsplex, Parisi Baseball Clinics, Peter Smith Fund.

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  1. Sharon, Sarah, John,

    I share your grief over the passing of Pete. Not only was he my boss for the past 13 years but also one of my best friends. I will always remember the wonderful personality, the laughter and most of all the working relationship that Pete and I had together. My God bless you and give you peace in this time of sorrow.

  2. Sharon & family, I’m so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to you. Keeping you in my prayers,my you feel peace & comfort today & the days to follow. With Love Mitzi

  3. Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and the love of Christ. My prayers for your family.
    (Lloyd’s neice)

  4. Sharon and Family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless you and give you peace at this time.

  5. Pete will truly be missed by all that knew him. His laughter, sense of humor and most of all, good heartedness will be forever etched in our memories. I feel fortunate to have known such a nice man. Rest in peace my friend, Pete.

  6. Sharon,Sarah,and John we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Peter and will truly miss him. Just know we are here for you’ Vicky and Heather

  7. Sharon, Sarah & Johnny,
    I’m so very sorry!!! I loved Peter so much. He was always there for me & he always made me feel welcome. Anytime me & Hannah was there he always understood if we where having a bad day. He’s was a very special friend & I consider him as family!!! I love u peter & will always miss u. I hope u & Mike are having a great time together!!! Jo & Hannah

  8. Dear Sharon,

    I cannot believe you are living my recent nightmare. It has only been one month since Jim passed away and now you and I share the label of ‘widow’ I am so sorry for your loss, it is a terrible thing to lose your life partner so suddenly. Your world has forever changed and the feeling of having no control is a scary thing. I am here for you and I know Justin is here for Sarah and John. Our prayers are with you and the kids through this difficult time. Memories and laughter are necessary tools for dealing with the pain you are feeling. I can tell you that one month out you will still be numb but it will get better. You will never get over it but you will get through it.

    Tracy and the boys

  9. I am truly sorry to hear about Pete, my thoughts and prayers for all those that knew him.

    Michael Ryan

  10. Our Dear Sweet Sharon, Sarah and John,

    Please know that we love you all very much and you all are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. Peter was a good man and will be missed by all.

  11. Dear Sharon,Sarah and John,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and want you to know we will be here for you. Love Peggy , Mike ,Tammy, Amy, Josh and Abby

  12. My deepest sympathies for your family. I am so sorry. Linda Owens, Sharon’s friend from SC through Lynne Ward Crout

  13. Oh Sharon, there’s nothing that I could say, no words to express how much my heart goes out to you and the kids! Please, if there is anything at all that Chuck and I can do, don’t hesitate to call. I will call you in a few days. But if you need to talk before then–just call. God be with you and the family at this time. All of our love and prayers are with you also.

  14. Sharon,
    We are so sorry to hear about your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sarah and Brent Blankenship

  15. Sharon ,we want to tell you and your family how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Larry, Renee and Taylor Reeves

  16. Dear Sharon, Sarah and John: We just found out about Pete. We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Sharon,Sarah and John,
    We just heard of your loss. Our most heartfelt sympathies to each of you. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike and Beckie Armstrong,Andrew,Barrett and Collin

  18. Sharon I am so sorry for your loss but know that God is with You,Sarah and John, he will never leave you. You are all in my prayers.
    Love you Becky and Seth Baldwin

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