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William "Billy" Briley Smith, III

November 14, 1925 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 94)


William Briley “Billy” Smith III passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, was a founding member of the Wyse Fork Volunteer Fire Department, and was a lifelong farmer.  After retiring from farming, he worked with the Jones County ABC Board.  He was a member of Armenia Christian Church and loved his church family.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; and set the precedent of always putting family first.


He is preceded in death by his parents, William Briley Smith II and Laura Taylor Smith; wife, Vivian “Carrol” Sumrell Smith and daughter, Brenda Smith Taylor; siblings, George Smith, Hazel Smith Marcom, Charles Smith, Franklin Miller, and Robert Miller.


Billy is survived by his daughter, Peggy Smith Mallard and husband Bill; and son, William “Briley” Smith IV and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Marenda Everett and husband Ernie; Blake Taylor and wife Tonya; Chad Barwick and wife Nicole; Josh Barwick and wife Candice; Allison Siebel, Emily Smith and Caroline Smith; great-grandchildren, Courtney Taylor, Jackson Rogers, Christopher Rogers, Emmie Rogers, Isabel Siebel, William Siebel, Braelyn Barwick, Tinsley Barwick and Grey Barwick; many special nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.


A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park with Pastors John Brick and Darren Smith officiating.  Loved ones are welcome to pay final respects at Howard-Carter Funeral home Friday from noon - 4:00 p.m.


Memorials may be made to Armenia Christian Church, 1817 Highway 70-E, Kinston, NC 28501 and Wyse Fork Volunteer Fire Department, 6936 Wyse Fork Road, Dover NC 28526 .


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Graveside Service
May 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Pinelawn Memoiral Park
4488 US-70
Kinston, NC 28504

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