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Stanley Smith

Stanley Smith, 70, of Stem passed away Tuesday, February 15,2022 at his home.

Stanley was born in Franklin County to the late Willis Hayes Smith and Rebecca Lorraine Spell. Stanley was a plumber by trade, a master craftsman in carpentry, welding, farming and mechanical repairs. He was a collector of antique tractors, an avid reader, history buff, gun enthusiast and in touch with the state of political affairs.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 21,2022 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor at 11:00 AM officiated by Pastor Leon James. Burial will follow at Smith Family Cemetery, 1545 Jack Clement Rd., Stem, NC 27581.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Amy Smith Addison of Creedmoor; two sons, Jason Smith of Oxford and Jared Smith of Butner; the love of his youth, the mother of his children and companion in his later years, Audrey Smith of Stem; two sisters, Lisa Smith Willis of Norlina and Deborah Smith Pulley of Kittrell; a brother, Kenneth R. Smith of Stem, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and an entire community that will miss his laugh, his knowledge and his willingness to help anyone in need.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 21,2022 from 9:30 – 10:45 AM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

23 Comments

  • Carl N Norgaard Posted February 18, 2022 4:31 pm

    I was honored to be a class mate of Stanley’s. Always an upbeat, nice guy who left us too early. My condolences to Audrey and his family.

  • Deborah Keith Posted February 18, 2022 4:39 pm

    Sorry to hear about Stanley, he was a great friend and classmate. May you live in peace with the years and memories you have of him. RIP

  • Rob Morris Posted February 18, 2022 5:20 pm

    Sending healing thoughts and prayers, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Beth Farabow Wiegand Posted February 18, 2022 6:11 pm

    We were classmates from Stem Elementary on through high school and I will always remember Stanley for his quiet kindness. So sorry for his loss, way too early for all those grand and great grand kids.

  • Darnelle Averre Averre Posted February 18, 2022 6:51 pm

    I am sorry for your loss, my prayer for each of you is that God will give you peace and understanding today and the many days ahead. Hold on to your memories because they will help you get thru the days ahead. Hugs and love to each of you.

  • Mary Ann Lunsford Posted February 18, 2022 6:54 pm

    My condolences to the family. May God bring you comfort and peace, and may sweet memories sustain you.

  • Danny & Becky Dean Posted February 18, 2022 7:50 pm

    We are deeply sadden at the loss of our Dear Friend and Neighbor Stanley Smith, we would like to convey our heartfelt sympathy to his family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We pray for God to grant you peace and comfort as you go through this sad time in your lives. To Amy, Jason and Jared, we are here if there is anything we can do for you. God be with you and bless you.

  • Mike Gray Posted February 18, 2022 8:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. Prayers to all the family😢

  • Doug and CJ Ehrenreich Posted February 18, 2022 8:14 pm

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Smith Family. I can’t imagine the loss you are feeling and pray you begin to feel the good time soon. Doug and CJ Ehrenreich.

  • Donnie Ortmann Posted February 18, 2022 10:40 pm

    I was honored to be a close friend to Stanley, more so during our younger years. I had such great respect, admiration and Love for him. On behalf of my family our sincere condolences go out to all those who Loved him. Forever in my memories. We’ll meet again one day my friend!

  • Shirley M. Hayes Posted February 18, 2022 11:02 pm

    My sincerest condolences to Amy, Jason, Jared & family! Stanley was a good friend from school and I remember him as always being “humble” and kind! Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Tony McFalls Posted February 18, 2022 11:14 pm

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family 🙏

  • Shelia Forsythe Butts Posted February 18, 2022 11:34 pm

    Audrey and family – I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing is harder than losing someone we care deeply for and it’s always too soon. Will pray for your family as you say your final goodbyes and learn to move forward without him.

  • LindaHoleman Posted February 19, 2022 1:08 am

    So sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. Prayers for all.

  • Cecil Hudgins Posted February 19, 2022 5:50 am

    I spent some of my youth staying with Stanley and Kenneth, at their home in Butner and I have many fond memories of those days, The entire Smith family are as good as gold and my prayers are with them in the passing of Stanley.

  • Michael Arnold Posted February 19, 2022 12:41 pm

    So sad to hear about Stanley as I knew him from the ’60’s back when his family lived in Butner. All around good guy and was good at what he did…and very dependable. Condolences to his entire family. RIP

  • Frances Clayton Hamilton Posted February 19, 2022 1:20 pm

    I went to elementary and high school with Stanley. We were always great friends. He rented my mom and dad’s farm house and was so good to my mom after my dad passed away. He has a contagious smile and always seemed to be happy. My deepest heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved him. He was one of the good ones. You will be missed, Stanley. RIP.

  • Barbara Guthrie Posted February 19, 2022 1:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Stanley. Pray that your fond memories will sustain you in the days ahead.

  • Allan & Fran Strickland Posted February 19, 2022 3:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Smith family. Stanley was a friend since the early days in Butner and was well known for his many talents in the building profession.

  • Wayne & Linda Elms Posted February 20, 2022 3:17 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Smith family. Stanley was so talented and kind in every way. God be with you all during this difficult time.

  • Linda Aiken May Posted February 21, 2022 8:35 am

    I am sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. We were classmates thru school and graduates of South Granville High School. Stanley was a friend to everyone. He also loved playing pranks and had an infectious laugh.
    I pray for each of you as I know you will miss him deeply.

  • LYNDA CARVER Posted February 24, 2022 7:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about Stanley’s passing. He was a great guy! Thoughts and prayers to all of his family!

  • Myles C Tart Posted March 22, 2022 3:39 am

    I am deeply saddened to have recently learned that Stanley had passed away. He and I worked together back in the early 1980s and during that time we really forged a close friendship. Stanley was a true Christian gentleman that loved his wife, his children, and all of his friends and family. He was a simple man that kept alive old time traditions of life and what it means to be a good neighbor. And even though he and I both struggled to make ends meet while we worked together in tough economic times, we still had the best time working together. Even when it seemed that the hard times were stacking the deck against us, we still found ways to make each other laugh til we almost cried. I haven’t been in contact with Stanley but maybe twice in the last 20 years, but he has always been in my heart and he will always be in my memories. Great memories of a great friend that I will cherish until I see him on the other side. Rest in peace Stanley.

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