Billy “Bill” Rosevelt Smith, 78, of Taylorsville, left this world for his eternal home on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Valley Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on March 24, 1940, in Alexander County, the son of the late Isaac Newton and Lucy Mae Testament Smith. During his career, Bill worked as an upholster for Broyhill Furniture. He was a member at Millersville Baptist Church and loved spending time with his great-grandbabies.
Bill was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Always being there for you and great around the house. He was also a Duke basketball and Alabama football fan, especially during the Bear Bryant era.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of 51 years, Geraldean Holloway Smith of the home; son, William Smith and wife Candy of Lenoir; two granddaughters, Ashley Sweet and husband T.J. of Taylorsville, and Nichole Bickel of Tennessee; grandson, Dakota Smith of Lenoir; great-grandchildren, Gunner and Sadie Sweet of Taylorsville, and Scarlett Smith of Lenoir; along with a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel at Alexander Funeral Service with Rev. Bill Orren officiating. Burial will follow at Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Millersville Christian Academy at 130 Millersville Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.