Billy F. SmithJune 7, 1930 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 86)
Mr. Billy Frank Smith, 86, of Kannapolis, N.C. passed on April 10, 2017.
Mr. Smith, the son of Mrs. Caroline Wilson Smith Crawford, was born in Cabarrus County, N.C. On June 7, 1930.
He graduated from G. W. Carver High School in Kannapolis and received advanced training at Carver College in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Smith was a U.S. Veteran who participated in the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Smith was a member of Covenant Presbyterian church where he served in numerous positions.
Services will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 5835 Charlie Walker Road. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with funeral service at 12:00 p. m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery in Landis, N.C.
Billy Frank Smith was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mr. James “Pete” Smith: sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Jenkins, Mary Frances “Sis” Neal, and wife of 66 years, Gwendolyn Parks Smith who passed on November 4, 2016.
Mr. Billy Frank Smith leaves to cherish loving memories two sons, William Frank Smith and Richard Scott Smith both of Kannapolis, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Richard Scott Atwell and Kendra Shontel Atwell both of Kannapolis, N.C.; three great grandchildren, Dupree Grier, Dondre Grier, and Richard Atwell, Jr. all of Kannapolis, N.C., one sister, Mrs. Shirley Freeman of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Christine Bridges Parks of Kannapolis, N.C.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Samuel “Pete” Freeman of Mount Pleasant, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.