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Bobby G. Smith, Sr.

Mr. Bobby Gene Smith, Sr., age 77, a resident of Chocowinity, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in the Sanctuary of First Church of Christ in Washington. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, conducted by Ray West.

His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers: William Joseph Smith, Jacob Mathew Smith, Logan Christopher Hart, Justyn Wade Hart, Randy Smith and Darrell Smith.

Mr. Smith was born in Pitt County on September 3, 1940. He was the son of the late Arthur William Smith and Annie Stocks Smith. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was the retired owner and operator of B and B Gas Company in Chocowinity.

Mr. Smith was married to the former Betty Jane Smith, who preceded him in death, August 16, 2003.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Bobby Gene Smith, Jr. and wife, Carrie of Washington; five grandchildren, William Joseph Smith and Jacob Mathew Smith both of Indiana, Logan Christopher Hart of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Justyn Wade Hart of Indiana, Meagan Jo Hart of Washington; brother, Ronnie Smith and wife, Barbara of Washington; two sisters, Elsie Motteler of Washington, Myrtle Beach of Williamston; companion, Mary Lawrence of Greenville; and Mary’s sons, Kent Lawrence of Cary, N.C. and Keith Lawrence of Fayetteville.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, N.C. 27889. Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.