Roman Oren Smith, 84, of Old US Hwy 421 North, Siler City died Friday, September 15, 2017 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.
Mr. Smith was born in Chatham County on April 24, 1933 the son of Hugh W. and Vivian (Heiskell) Smith. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from Lorillard Tobacco in Greensboro. He enjoyed making pottery, tending his cows and reading his Bible. Roman was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Virginia McGinnis; brother, Heiskel Smith; half-brother, Wrenn Brewer.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Carol (Sears) Smith; two daughters: Susan Smith (Skipper) and Joan S. Hollingsworth (David); two sons: Jim Smith and John Smith (Laurie); one sister:, Anna Marie Smith; two brothers: Clayton V. Smith (Marie) and Leonard H. Smith (Glenda); grandchildren, James, Christopher, Leanne, Russ, and Clara.
A graveside service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1:00 at Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery, 1745 East 11th Street, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, September 18, 2017 following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Reid Heart Center Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.