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Kerney Andrew Smith, Jr

June 15, 1951 — October 18, 2023

Siler City


Kerney Andrew Smith, Jr., 72, passed away on October 18, 2023, at Autumn Care of Raeford. He was the widower of Madge Phillips Smith.


Born on June 15, 1951, he was the son of Kerney Andrew Smith, Sr. and Edna Smith and was a long-time resident of Siler City. He was employed at Hadley Peoples and worked as a supervisor there. Late in life you could see him walking all over town or at the park several times a day picking up trash. He had to keep that park clean. He also loved Nascar and enjoyed watching the races.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Phillips Smith, his parents, Kerney & Edna, four sisters, Sarah Jones, Sally Oldham, Linda Burgess, and Patsy Howard.  He is survived by his two daughters, Amy Victoria Darcus and her husband Zac of Raleigh and Kari Nicole Karlo of Garner. He is survived by eight grandchildren, Kindle, Kadin, Kamdon, Aniyah, Tayshaun, Amira, MaKayla, and Emma. He is survived by his sister, Jane Shaw, and her husband Danny of Ramseur. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joe & Joann Glass. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.


The graveside service will be held on October 21, 2023, at 2 pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City, NC.


Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

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