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Max Bailey Smith, Jr.

August 17, 1953 — May 5, 2024

Siler City

Max Bailey Smith, Jr., 70, of Siler City, passed away May 5th, 2024, at home surrounded by his family.

Max was born August 17th, 1953, to Max Bailey Smith, Sr.  and Sara Elizabeth Foust Smith in Chatham County. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Max is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Buckner Smith; two daughters, Emily Dare Pasquarella and her husband, Jim of Siler City, and Maggie Beth Jones and her husband, Ben of Siler City; his sister, Jean Harris Smith Carroll of Raleigh; grandchildren, Parker, Tilly, Taylor, Cecilia, Ava, and Natalie; his dog, Lida; and many cousins.

He is a graduate of NC State University, and after graduating he worked in a research lab at Duke University. He then went on to work at Boling Chair Company as a Sales Representative. Max later began BLS Sales in partnership with Wanda Boling and Phil Leonard. In his free time he enjoyed raising cattle, farming, gardening, and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Max will be remembered as a devoted family man, neighbor, and friend who always put others first.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Siler City Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, at 3 PM with Reverend Richard LaDew officiating. A visitation will be from 2-3 PM prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siler City Presbyterian Church, 720 W. Third St., Siler City, NC 27344 or FirstHealth Cancer Center, PO Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Smith family.

Online condolences can be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com 

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