Terry "Buck" Smith
Jan. 27, 1966 to Oct. 26, 2020
Terry “Buck” Smith, 54 of Morganton, NC passed away on October 26, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Murphy Ensley Smith and the late Mary Epley Smith on January 27, 1966. Buck was a devoted member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors and traveled to numerous states and countries with friends and family. As the owner of Buck’s Grading and Backhoe Service, he served the community for almost 30 years. He was known for his generosity and willingness to help those in need. Buck was full of life and laughter and made an effort to put a smile on everyone’s face. He had a kind and gentle heart and throughout his battle with cancer he maintained a positive outlook and was proud of his determination to never give up.
Buck is survived by his wife, Maria Greta Smith; daughters, Megan Smith Rhom and Kayla Marie McNeely; grandchildren, Camren, Caiden, Amelia and Paislea Rhom; brother, Tracy Lee Smith; and his faithful four-legged companions Finley, Gracie, and Reesey. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his mother, Buck is preceded in death by his daughter; Terri “McKenna” Smith; brother, Tony “Bo” Smith; and sister, Jeannie Smith.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Southern Medical Associates, with special recognition to Melissa Taylor, FNP and Debbie Johnson, FNP.
The family will receive friends from 1:30pm until 3pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3pm in the church with Pastor Brian Buckner and Brother Tommy Sain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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