Knox Edward Smith, age 82, of Pineola, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine, NC.

He was born on September 9, 1936 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of Todd and Mable Blalock Smith. Knox was owner/operator of Knox Smith Paving. He was once voted Avery County Business Man of the Year. He was an Elder of Pineola Presbyterian Church. A member of Linville Masonic Lodge. Knox enjoyed golf, gardening, and fishing. He enjoyed selling Christmas Trees at the tree lot in Charlotte. You could always count on him offering you a piece of chewing gum. He enjoyed nature he was especially fond of ducks and waterfowl.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his :Wife; Katherine Kerley Smith; Sisters; Mary Higgins, Tonia Bryant, Mildred Presnell, Linda Ollis, Margaret Smith and Hildred Smith; Brothers; Bruce Smith, John Smith and Jack Smith. Knox leaves behind to cherish his memory his; Daughters, Kathey (Douglas) McMahan of Spruce Pine, NC, Tammy (Tate) Rodgers of Denver, NC., Terri Smith of Pineola, NC.; Sister: Nina McBride of Mocksville, NC. Brothers; Ray Smith of Pineola, NC and Kenneth (Sueanne) Smith of Mooresville, NC. Grandchildren: Cyndi(Josh) Johnson, Candace McMahan, Logan Rodgers, Dylan (Cayce) Rodgers and Isaac Moody. Great-Grandchildren McKenzie Johnson and One on the way; special friend, Charlie Franklin and all of his friends that enjoyed seeing at Hardees and Sandee's .

Services for Knox Smith will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 beginning 2:00PM from the Pineola Presbyterian Church with Rev. Keith Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30PM-8:00PM on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Pineola Presbyterian Church Cemetery following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude’s 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Pineola Cemetery Fund: P.O. Box 550, Pineola, NC 28662

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