RAEFORD — Russell Charles Smith, 54, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 in his home.
Mr. Smith was born in Wilson County on April 11, 1958 to Coy Dees Smith and Lois Holton Smith. Mr. Smith was a 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was employed with the Hoke County School System as a Social Studies teacher and a coach. Mr. Smith graduated from Campbell University Law School in 1996 and later became the assistant dean for Student Services at the law school. In 2010, he was elected as Hoke County Clerk of Superior Court.
Mr. Smith served on various committees and boards including the Hoke County Board of Education and The North Carolina School Board Association. He was an elder and Sunday school teacher at Raeford Presbyterian Church
Survivors are his wife, Rebecca Smith of Raeford; a son, Daniel Smith of Asheville; a daughter, Emily Smith of Coats; and a sister, Vicky Hunt of Cleveland, Ga.
Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m., today, at Raeford Presbyterian Church-John Ropp Fellowship Hall.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 W. Edinborough Ave., with the Rev. Jim Braden and Dr. Barry Shoffner officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Raeford Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 128 W. Edinborough Ave., Raeford, NC 28376 or Liberty Hospice, 336 S. Main St., Raeford, NC 28376.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.