Roger Dale Smith

roger smith

June 14, 1944 ~ May 22, 2023

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

Roger Dale Smith, 78, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at his home.

Mr. Smith was born June 14, 1944, in Asheville, to the late Grover Cleveland Smith and Faye Hannah Smith. He was a Navy veteran and retired glass blower at Ball Brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Elliott Smith; daughters, Deborah Case (David) and Rhonda Schultz; son, Scott Smith (Trisha); seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet Cogburn and Patsy Ray (Tom) and brother, Michael Smith (Joyce).

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the. Rev. Ron Brown and Pastor Allen Rash officiating. Military honors will be provided by the US Navy Honors Team. Private burial will be at Gillespie Evergreen Cemetery, Brevard.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.

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  1. So grateful to have been a neighbor of Roger’s . His heart was as big as the world and I know he will rest in peace eternally with the arms of his God surrounding him saying well done. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family and all those who loved him.

  2. So grateful to have been a neighbor of Roger’s . His heart was as big as the world and I know he will rest in peace eternally with the arms of his God surrounding him saying well done. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family and all those who loved him. Go well Roger .

  3. The Smith family and I go back years and years and any time they suffer and cry, I suffer and cry. My heart goes out to Pat and Jan during this time of grief πŸ’”.

  4. Lilly and family, I am so very sorry for your great loss. I pray the Holy Spirit will embrace you all in His comforting arms and give you his peace. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  5. Lilly, I am so sorry to hear about Roger. I know we had a lot a good times at Ball. He’s was always a lot of laughs. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Dearest Lillie and family. Roger was a good man and a wonderful friend to my mother and me. I’m so thankful to have a lot of his beautiful wooden treasures he made. God give you all comfort and peace. Love and prayers,
    Connie Hensley

  7. Lily,
    We are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a wonderful friend to us for years. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.
    Lee & Darlene Silvers

  8. Lilly, I am so sorry. Remember you both from Ball. I was a Randall and a Williams then.

  9. Lilly So sorry to hear about your beloved husband death I know how you are feeling sweetheart will keep you on my prayers

  10. Lilly I’m sorry for your loss, we were neighbors for 38 years. I’m so glad I have one of his wood art that I bought from him. I’ll think of him each time I look at it. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

  11. May Jesus wrap your arms around the Smith family at this time, give them peace. Our thoughts are with the family.

  12. Lily, Scott, Rhonda & Debbie & family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Roger was a good neighbor & friend to our family. Roger was always there to help. Treasure the memories, may they bring you comfort for the time ahead of you.

    Renea Parton Harrin

  13. Lillian and family, Pat and Janet I’m so sorry to hear about Rogers’ passing. He will certainly be missed. May God bless and comfort all of you in the days ahead. David and Jane (Smith) Beeching

  14. So sorry to hear about Roger. I only had the pleasure of meeting him once, but my brother Johnny thought a lot of him. My prayers are with you dear Lilly.


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