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Franklin "Frank" R. Smith

February 13, 1961 - July 31, 2020

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Franklin “Frank” Roosevelt Smith, 59, of Hillside Drive, Rockingham, passed away, Friday, July 31, 2020, at Hospice Haven.

Frank was born February 13, 1961, in Richmond County, son of Boyce Franklin Smith and Kay Roberts Smith

He was a life- long member of Cordova United Methodist Church, a 1979 graduate of Richmond Senior High School, where he was on the Baseball and Football teams; a 1993 graduate of Pembroke State University with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. Frank was employed for nine years at Burlington Industries but his job at PEBSCO he felt was more rewarding, as here he helped the employees of the State & County invest for their retirement. Frank loved his family and even though he was very intelligent, he had quite a quick wit, usually laughing at his own jokes, a great personality along with a great sense of humor. All these qualities in a man who suffered many years from MS ; He was a fighter and remained to be a fighter until the very end!

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Roberts Smith.

Survivors include, his wife, Linda Napier Smith; his father, Boyce Franklin Smith (Kay) of Rockingham; his daughter, Delaney Smith of the home; his sister, Pamela Meacham (Greg)of Ellerbe; and nieces and nephews, Drew Meacham, River Meacham, Natalie Meacham, Sarah Meacham and Chandler Napier.

Visitation will be held at Cordova United Methodist Church, Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 1:00 pm, at Cordova United Methodist Church, Rockingham, Burial will follow at Richmond Memorial Park, Rockingham.

Due to Covid -19 restrictions face mask and social distancing are requested. Thank you for helping us keep our families as well as our staff safe!

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    August 2, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cordova United Methodist Church
    132 Ledbetter Street
    August 2, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    August 3, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Cordova United Methodist Church
    132 Ledbetter Street
    August 3, 2020
    Due to Covid -19 restrictions mask and social distancing are encouraged. Thank you for helping keep our families as well as our staff safe.
  • Interment

    Richmond Memorial Park
    1717 Broad Ave

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Cindy Shirk

We are heartbroken over the passing of our friend Frank. He was one of a kind for sure! We will miss him. I’m certain that his mama was waiting for him to show him all the beauty of heaven. And he is walking around. No more chair for our guy! Praying for Linda and that beautiful girl Delaney. Keeping them in our thoughts.
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