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“A finer man never lived. Gene Smith. My pawpaw. The man who influenced me more than any other single person. I knew this day would come, but it is...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jeremy Joyner - NC - Grandchild

“Shirley, Ann, Cindy and Steve, So sorry to hear of the passing of Gene. You all are in our thoughts. Allen and Patti Roberts ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Allen Roberts - Iron Station, NC

“Shirley, Ann, Cindy and Steve,Dave and I were so upset when we received the call from Ann on Tuesday morning about Gene (my brother). I miss talking...Read More »
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“Dear Shirley, Steven, Rae, and Cindy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I only learned of Gene's passing this morning and did not have time to...Read More »
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“Shirley,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gene was a trucker with my dad and I had you insured for years. May God be with you through this time of...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Michelle Green - Gastonia, NC


Milton Eugene "Gene" Smith
1934-2017

Mt. Holly – Milton Eugene "Gene" Smith, 83 passed away May 16, 2017 at Caromont Regional Gastonia.

He was born in Shelby on May 13, 1934 to the late Buford and Edith White Smith. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his infant son Stanley Smith.
He was a Veteran of the US Navy. Gene was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years Shirley Bell Smith; son Steven M. Smith and wife Lora; daughters Rae Ann Flowers and husband Ray, Cindy Orren and husband Vann; grandchildren Josh, Shanna, Jeremy and Ben and seven great grandchildren; sisters Hazel Vaughn and Shirley Martin.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hicks officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 10:30-11:30 prior to the service.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Memorial may be sent to Riverside Baptist Church, 171 S. Main St. Cramerton, NC 28032 and Spina Bifida Association SBA of the Carolinas, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22209

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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