Ambrose Emanuel Smith
Sept. 1, 1934 to April 5, 2021
Ambrose Emanuel Smith, 86, of Morganton entered his eternal home on Monday, April 5, 2021. Born in Burke County, NC on September 1, 1934, he was the son of the late Theodore Smith and Texie Swink Smith. Ambrose was a hard-working man who enjoyed woodworking, riding his tractor, taking trips to the beach, and especially fishing.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Ambrose is survived by his daughter, Sandy Smith Hightower (Ray); grandchildren, Christine (Brian), Ray (Karen), Trenton (Sherri), and Tristan; great-grandchildren, Greyson (Harmony), Payton (Makaley), Bailey, and Taylor; great-great-grandchild, Hudson; brothers, Jerry and Bob; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Maleta.
In addition to his parents, Ambrose was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Earp Smith; son, Dwayne Smith; brothers, Clyde, Howard, John, Joe, Hubert, and Roy; sisters, Lottie, Quteen, Clara, Cathleen, Belle, Carolyn, and Jackie.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ray Hightower officiating. Burial will follow in El Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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