JT Smith

JT Smith

June 29, 1939 - September 27, 2020
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JT Smith, 81, of Vale, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory.

Born in Cleveland County, on June 29, 1939, he was a son of the late George Smith and Sarah Watts Smith. He was retired from Carolina Freight, and an active member of Hull's Grove Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. JT also delivered Meals on Wheels in his community for over twenty years.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Forrest Smith.

He survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Judy Tallent Smith; two sons, Mark Smith and wife Amy and Wesley Smith and wife Marcie all of Vale; three grandchildren, Cole Smith, Nathan Smith, and Caitlin Smith; brother, Joe Smith and wife Faye of Vale; sister, Margie Sain of Lincolnton; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Tallent and wife Crystal all of Vale and Jeff Tallent and wife Toni of Hickory; sister-in-law, Joyce Houser and husband Fred of Vale; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at11:00 am at Hull's Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Farmer Rev. Marcus Redding and Rev. Jeremy Mahaffey officiating. Mr. Smith will lie in state one hour before the service.

The burial will follow the service in the Hull's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hull's Grove Baptist Church, 6670 W Highway 27, Vale, NC 28168.

Due to COVID-19 a mask and social distancing will be required.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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  • Interment

    September 29, 2020 | 11:00am
    September 29, 2020 11:00am
    Hull's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    6670 W Highway 27
    Vale, NC 28168
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  • Funeral Service

    September 29, 2020 | 11:00am
    September 29, 2020 11:00am
    Hull's Grove Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Bobby Farmer
    Rev. Jeremy Mahaffey


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Bernetta Ingram

Posted at 07:53am
Praying that God give you comforted in this difficult time.


Posted at 06:13am
The Thomas family would like to send our condolences to you and your family. JT was not only a good friend but considered family as well. Our hearts go out to you and if there’s anything we can do please don’t hesitate to ask. Love and blessings!


Marie Harrill

Posted at 05:41pm
Judy, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of J.T. Rejoicing that he is with our heavenly father, but I know you will miss him so much. Praying for comfort, healing, and strength for you and your family in the coming days.
Marie & Howard Harrill

Jeanene McConell

Posted at 01:57pm
Having been fortunate enough to have known this family for over 35 years I must comment that JT was a fine man.He will be missed by so many people.Jeanene McConnell

Shana Varner

Posted at 09:45am
I’m so sorry to hear of J.T.’s passing but I can’t imagine what a celebration heaven held for this dear man! He was one of a kind & very much loved. He warmed my heart every time he called me “sis”! I’m praying for you Judy & your family.
Much love,
Shana Varner

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