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Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday December 30, 2013 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 11:00 AM Tuesday December 31, 2013 Second Presbyterian Church Kannapolis, North Carolina
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Jeffrey T. Smith, 43, of Kannapolis passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 21, 1970 in Florence, SC, the son of Joan Collins Smith of Kannapolis and the late James Alan Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Alan Smith, Jr.
Jeff was owner of Superior Landscaping Services. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a moderator for the N.C. Sportsman magazine. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he was an elder.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 31st at Second Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Howard Tyas and Pastor Lou Pfeiffer. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Whitley's Funeral Home.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Krista Krumenacker Smith, his daughter, Emily Nicole Smith, and his brother, Jody Smith and wife, Lynn of China Grove.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staffs at CMC-NorthEast and Bayada Home health for their love and care shown Jeff.
Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 1578 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083 or to the charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Jo Cavin
"Hey lady, I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember I am here if you need me. Love you and miss seeing you. Hugs, jo"
From: Lee Kimball
"I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for god to give you strength and support for the days to come. You are in my prayers and I am here if you need me. Lee"
From: Jeffrey Huggins aka Viperx4
"Jeffrey I have been down this path with you all the way. I just read through all 220 text messages today since this all began. God has carried you and has been with you this entire journey. We here still on this earth are heavy in heart without your presence and your infectious smile. It says in the Bible that the pure in heart shall be with our lord and walk in the light. You have shared with me on many occasions that the lord was lying with you in your time of pain or was carrying you. Thank you for the time you have shared with me and the fellowship in Christ. You shall be missed on this earth but, we shall take up bow and arrow and go into the field and hunt for our Lord in the Promised Land some day very soon. I Love you Brother."
From: The Sandocks
"On behalf of our entire family to yours, we are sending many thoughts and prayers. Jeff was an unbelievable individual. One that taught me so many things about life. Live life to the fullest and whatever you are doing...do it the bet you can and give it your all are two of them. Please let us know if you need anything. Many hugs"
From: Tammy Owings
"You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss."
From: Panoramic Farm
"So, so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you all!"
From: .like and Debra Donovan
"Sorry to hear a out Jeff. I will always remember sitting around the fire at camp swapping stories with him and Jody. He is sitting in a tree stand in heaven waiting on the big one. Miss ya bud."
From: Brian Donovan buffalo ny
"I will never walk into the woods again and not think of you! It has been a great five years at Ten Oaks Hunting Camp and I am blessed to of gotten to know you! We had some great times and you always had a smile on your face! May your family find peace knowing that you aren't suffering anymore!! I'll miss ya big guy!!!!"
From: Ben & Ardyce DeBurle
"Krista, Ardyce and I want you to know we have you in our hearts and prayers! We will do anything we can for you and Emily! Love, Ben & Ardyce"
From: Kennedy
"Sorry for the loss of your loved one. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor death be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4"
From: Brad Burns. Summerville, SC
"Dear Smith family, I am so saddened by Jeff's early departure from this world. He and I were truly as close as brothers. Jeff and I bonded at west Florence high school in the late 80's and became best friends immediately. My thoughts now are consumed with all the memories I have with Jeff. From taking Jeff on his first turkey and deer hunts at Stoney Hill Farm in Darlington, to bass fishing Forest Lake in Florence. I take full credit for Jeff's love of flounder fishing for it was I who took him on his first flounder fishing trip to Cherry Grove years ago and so many more times after that. Jeff will be missed so much by so many. I feel as though a piece of me has gone with Jeff."
From: Abby Zauss
"I am so sorry and devestated by the loss of such a great man. I was fortunate to call him my boss for 6 years. He was a wonderful mentor and dear friend. I will miss him terribly. I loved him like a brother. He had the best smile and sense of humor. My heart breaks for the Smith family. I send my deepest sympathy."
From: Becky Burns, RN (3J, CMC-NORTHEAST)
"It seems like I have know you guys forever, but we met just a short time ago. I so wish it had been under different circumstances. Jeff had a kind soul, he absolutely adored Emily (and her stuffed animals...lol) and loved you (Krista) beyond words. Jeff will truely be missed, but I believe he will be with you always. Krista, you and Emily and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Becky. P.S. If you need anything, the staff of 3J will always be there for you and Emily :)"
From: Dave & Barbara Hicklin
"Our hearts go out to family & friends of our friend Jeff. He was a nice young man that we enjoyed watching grow up in Florence. We are so sorry he left this world at such a young age."
From: Aunt Judie and Cousin Dawon
"Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and you will be comforted in the love of friends and family. Sorry we can't be there but both you and Emily are in our thoughts and prayers."
From: Tiffany and Tracy ( Bayada Home Health Care)
"Krista and Emily, Ya'll have felt like family to us from day 1. Jeff was truely a fighter and loved you dearly. Thank you for letting us be part of Jeff's wishes to come home. Let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers"
From: Morrison and Lib Creech
"I was shocked and saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. He was a great guy with a smile on his face every time we saw him. He was a true gentlemen and a man of his word. He always took great care of the 10 Oaks property and left it better than he found it. He will be missed and our sincere condolences to his family. Morrison and Lib Creech Monroe, NC"
From: Larry Fuschino
"I had not known Jeff very long. Whenever he and I spoke it was clear that he was a kind person and always wanted to do an excellent job. He was a good person and will be missed."
From: Ben Caldwell, Florence, SC
"Gen.1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over the earth, Gen.1:28 And God blessed them. Jeff Smith was truly blessed. The West Florence Class of 1989 expresses with deepest regret Jeff's passing. He was a fine, Southern gentleman & a friend to us all. After high school, he left his mark on many beautiful landscapes in the Pee Dee area & most definitely, on the Cherry Grove fishing community. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time."
From: Penny Stoker Wheeler
"I am so sorry to hear this and for your families loss. I got to know Jeff while living here in Antiquity and he was always very helpful to both Randy and I with our house and all the landscape needs. He had an infectious smile, and one of the friendliest people I have met. Our thoughts and prayres are with you."
From: Butch & Annette Cusaac
"Joan and family our hearts go out to you in this time of great sorrow. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of Jeff's illness. We pray God will give you grace and peace in his passing. May His love substain you in the coming days until we see Jeff again in heaven."
From: Dave & Barbara Hicklin
"We are so sorry that Jeff has left this earth much to soon. Always a smile and gentle qualities much like Alan. We can all take comfort knowing that his suffering is over. Best wishes."
From: Nancy and Jim Ellis
"Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been forever since we have seen you, but our thoughts and prayers have been with you during these trying times. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. God be with you and your family at this time. We will continue to keep you in prayers."
From: Christy Burke at John Deere Landscapes
"I am very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great man and a great customer. All of your family and friends are in my prayers and thoughts."