August 24, 1974 ~ May 19, 2020

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

Wade Roy Smith, 45, passed away on May 19, 2020.

An Asheville native, Wade was the son of Roy Andrew and Brenda โ€œSueโ€ Randall Smith.

Wade formerly worked at Blue Ridge Metals Corp. He was a jack-of-all-trades, particularly small engine repair. He was a longtime member of Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Kayla Smith and Hannah Smith; and sisters, Kimberly Ford and Deanna Gunter.

The graveside service for Mr. Smith will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Zach Turner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Brenda Smith, 3 Weaver Smith Dr., Candler, NC 28715.


Graveside Service: May 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Beaverdam Freewill Bapt. Church Cem.
Wise Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. I am so deeply saddened by this. It still don’t seem real. You will be missed by many. Together we brought 2 beautiful healthy baby girls into the world. We use to say the best parts of us. I pray you are at peace, and I pray that you watch over the girls and let them feel your presence. I’m so so sorry. Much Love.

  2. Kim and family, I’m so very sorry. Prayers and hugs for you and your family as you lay your brother to eternal rest. May you feel God’s comfort as only He can give in your grief now and all the days to come.
    We love you.

  3. So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Iโ€™m sure it was a glorious homecoming with Grandma waiting for him. I love you all! ๐Ÿ’œ

  4. This is heartbreaking for many, as we all knew Wade and the Family, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Pray the he’s up there at peace and wrap his arms around you all. God Bless this Family.

  5. Roy and Sue and Family we are so very sorry for your loss are thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need may God lift you up and carry your family we were so very glad we got to spend a little time with Wade during his last days and getting to see his smiling face

  6. We are so very sorry to hear of Wade’s passing, all our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can do please ask.

    David Warren and Pam

  7. Roy, Sue, Deanna and Kimberly and all the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Sorry to hear of Wade’s passing he was a wonderful man,friend an all around great guy he will be missed dearly by many many people…
    Kim&Ernie Banks

  9. Roy, Sue and family. We are so sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. We remember when he was just a small boy at Beaverdam Baptist in Sunday School, Bible School and on our picnics with our girls and our church family. Wonderful times we all had. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may God comfort you in the days to come. We love you Leon, Phyllis, Shannon and Monica Stewart

  10. Roy, Sue and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. We remember all our good times at Beaverdam Baptist Church when he along with our daughters Shannon and Monica were in Sunday School, Bible School and church family picnics. Such wonderful memories and times. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you in the coming days. We love you all.

  11. Kim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for any of you.
    Love. Leslie and Bill

  12. I am so thankful having you for a brother. So thankful for a close relationship with you. I love you my brother. I miss you so bad.

  13. I am so thankful for having you as my brother. So thankful of having a close relationship with you. You will be forever in my heart. I love you little brother. I miss you so bad.

  14. Sue, Roy, Kimberly and Deanna, I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for all of you and the rest of your family during this difficult time. I love you Sue!

  15. I love and miss you so much my lil bro, bro. I used to hover over you like a mother hen afraid something may happen to you. You would hide from me and laugh when I couldnโ€™t find you. You were always picking on me and I loved it. You made me laugh so much! You were so funny and had the kindest heart. Always trying to give me something and I can still hear your voice saying, โ€œI love you, Sis.โ€ I miss you my lil Wader-Roochie!! I will see you soon!! Love Always, โค๏ธ Kim

  16. Roy, Sue and family, we are so so sorry for your loss. You are so special to us and we love you very much. Prayers for you all.

  17. Roy, Sue and family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Wade’s passing. There is nothing that we can say that will help during this sad time, but we love you and just know that we are praying for you. Terry wanted to make sure you knew that he would love to be there. May the Angels enfold you in their wings and we are holding you close in our hearts.

  18. Sue & Roy, I cant imagine the grief and pain you are going thru, I know you are strong in your faith, I pray the Holy Spirit, our comforter is upon you and keep thru these dark days. I am sorry I cant be there, I just not comfortable flying right now with this stupid virus. you guys please take good care of each other, know that there is a lot of prayers for you both. I love you Sue so much, may our Father bless you both.

  19. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss dear family. I pray Godโ€™s sweet Holy Spirit embraces you all and gives you His peace in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  20. Roy Sue and family so sorry to hear about Wade.I was telling June and Dean to remember your Family in prayer June said that Wade was in her and Eula bible class and told me how sweet he was.Benny senior said when Wade came by the shop he was such a great guy to talk with.Keeping you and your family in our heart and prayers.Louise Waycaster

  21. Dear Roy and Brenda Sue and the rest of Wade’s family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Wade was a helpful friend with a caring heart and huge smile. He knew so much about so many things. We especially liked talking with him about plants and hearing about how life was in Beaverdam for him growing up, as he explored the mountains and creeks. One special moment we had with him, Lena was signing him a happy birthday song a year or two ago and he was so touched he shed a little tear and then gave a hearty laugh. We will miss Wade. May you be free and full of peace.
    Love, Sam, Lena and Naia

  22. Heaven gained a handy.All around good guy .He will be missed by all. But he has gone on to better shores. Rest in peace. May God bless him and his family.

  23. Praying for all who are grieving the loss of Wade, especially Sue and Roy. Losing your child is indescribable, and I wish I could say I didn’t know that kind of pain. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing. May God give you comfort and peace.
    Sheri(Smith),John and Savannah

  24. Kimberly
    We are so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. I canโ€™t even imagine the loss of a son, dad, and brother. May God be with you in your time of pain and healing.

    I will be playing my guitar for you man.
    You will always be in my heart. I remember being told that it I look like you and my dad both and Iโ€™m really proud of that. Iโ€™d call you good looking but we all know what you would tell me if I did. ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate all the times we had. I miss you man and I love you. ILL SEE YOU IN GLORY

  27. We are so sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Roy, Sue, Deanna, Kim, his girls and the rest of the family.

    The Fields
    Danny, Connie, Jordan & Aaron

  28. We are so sorry for your loss, we are here if you ever need anything!
    It is so hard losing a brother, sister, mother, father, and Kim and Deanna I’ve lost a brother and it is still so very hard, if you guys need anything please call. 828-702-0806

  29. Sorry to hear of my buddy wades passing. Me and wade shared a many a day just hanging out running up and down Beaverdam creek seeing what we could find to catch messing with his chickens riding my motorcycle having tomato wars over in bobbies field then having to jump in the creek to wash off because it burnt the memory that sticks with me though is we had a rabbit hemmed up in a culvert in his driveway and came up with a brilliant idea of covering the end with a plastic bag where we could catch it and scaring it from the other end it worked but that rabbit run threw that bag like he won a marathon but it was an adventure and fun man we had funny thanks for the memories brother weโ€™ll run threw the fields again soon ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž Iโ€™ll be thinking of you all Roy sue dianna and Kim yโ€™all were like a second family to me as a boy so sorry gone way to soon ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


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