January 27, 1961 ~ June 20, 2022

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

Scott Trent Smith, 61, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home following a brief illness.

Scott was born January 27, 1961, in Asheville to Janice Melton Smith and the late G.D. Smith, Jr. He was a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and he worked in the family enterprises, Smithway, Inc. and Smith Farms, Fairview. Scott enjoyed horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing and almost everything outdoors.

In addition to his mother, Janice, his family includes his wife Tonya McLaughlin Smith; a son, Noland Smith; step-daughter Kristie McLaughlin; grandchildren, Trent and Nina; brothers, Rocky Smith (Dee), Rod Smith (Angie) and Tony Smith, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Conference Center of Smith Farms, 20 Smith Farms Road, Fairview.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (donors@StJude.org) or to Volunteer Horsemen of the Smokies, 160 Curly Oaks Dr., Clyde, NC 28721.


Memorial Service: June 24, 2022 5:00 pm

Conference Center at Smith Farm
20 Smith Farms Rd.
Fairview, NC 28730

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. I am so sorry for this loss. I graduated with Scott at Reynolds. He was sweet and quiet until you got to know him then he was funny and very quick witted. I know his loved ones will miss him! Prayers for peace!

  2. I think back to my high school days and Scott immediately comes to mind. I haven’t seen him in a while, but I know that I will miss him. My deepest condolences to all of the family.

  3. Scott was one of my most favorite people in school…quiet, very funny and always so kind. I’ve often thought about him over the years and wondered how he was doing. I’m so saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers for peace to his family and loved ones.

  4. Scott was one of the kindness people we have known. He was always took time to say hello, ask how Jeff and I were doing and to help me to maneuver through the activity on the floor at Smithway. Especially when I first started calling on the plant and I really needed a familiar face. We know how much he will be missed and are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about this ..may God give you the comfort and healing you need during this time. My prayers are with all the family .

  6. I send my most sincere condolences to all the Smith family. I pray that GOD will strengthen all of you with grace and comfort. From my family to yours GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!

  7. Scott will always be remembered and not forgotten. He always had a twinkle in his and a big smile as he greeted us. Our prayers are with you and your family , Tonya. With Sympathy Don& Evelyn Ballein

  8. Janice and family: Very sorry about your son, Scott. Just know as part of our “extended family” you are in our hearts and our prayers. Love to you. Phyllis McKinney Jamison

  9. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Tonya we love y’all and are here if you need anything.
    Brenda Wilson Justice
    Jim Wilson

  10. Our hearts are broken, Scott was a joy to know and love his smile lite up a room.
    Our deepest sympathies, our thoughts love and prayers are with you all.

  11. I am so sad to hear of Scott’s passing! I love you all and wish I could be there to celebrate his life! Scott was a funny but quiet guy who loved his family. I have some very fond memories. I love you Tonya, Noland & Smith family. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you!!

    With love,

  12. Janice, when I got the prayer chain call from church my first thoughts were of you. I never got the pleasure to meet Scott but if he was anything like Rod then all was good. Rod, please give your mother a BIG hug from me. Take very special care of her, I miss all of you at church. I’m not sure if I can make it to the farm Friday, but I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.



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