Lewis Franklin Smith

March 9, 1944 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 75)


Lewis Franklin Smith, 75 of Sanford passed away, with his loving family by his side, at Sanford Health and Rehab on Thursday, July 4,2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm Wednesday July 10,2019 at Calvary Missionary Methodist Church, 185 Calvary Church Road, Olivia, NC 28368.


Mr. Smith was born in Sanford, NC son of the late James Franklin Smith and Ruby Leviner Smith.

Also proceeded in death by a brother Roger Smith; sisters Patricia Smith Taylor, Virginia Smith Holt  and Loretta Jean Smith.


Lewis is survived by his special friend Teresa Sharpe Baker; his three daughters Loretta Winstead (Greg) of Apex; Kimberly McKeithan (Michael) of Wilmington and Christel Dermer (Robert) of Wilson; sisters Alice Lewis and Zula Womack and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Lewis was a member of Calvary Missionary Methodist Church for several years. He was a dedicated leader in the grocery community in central North Carolina. Lewis managed stores for Winn-Dixie and Food Lion for over 50 years. His love for the outdoors was reflected in his favorite pastimes such as fishing, hunting and taking care of his horses.


In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206 Raleigh, NC 27615 or Calvary Missionary Methodist Church, PO Box 528 Olivia, NC 28368.


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July 10, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Calvary Missionary Methodist Church
185 Calvary Church Rd
Sanford, NC 27332

Celebration of Life
July 10, 2019

2:00 PM
Calvary Church Road (Olivia, NC)


Alzheimer's Association
9131 Anson Way Suite 206, Raleigh NC 27615

Calvary Missionary Methodist Church
PO Box 528, Olivia NC 28368

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