Bobby Ray Smith

February 21, 1942 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 78)


            Mr. Bobby Ray Smith, age 78, of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center.

            Bobby was born February 21, 1942 in Alexander County, the son of the late Leonard Smith and Cleo Bowman Smith Bowman.

            He had worked in the furniture industry most of his working career. He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Harry Gant, loved western movies, gardening and country music. He enjoyed being on the lake at the Sandbar with friends.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: two sisters and three brothers; a special friend, Margaret White.

            Those left to cherish and honor his memory include: his daughters, Glenda Smith Poarch of Port Orange, FL, Susan Smith Badnek and husband, Thomas, of Flowery Branch, GA; the mother of his children, Helen Jones of FL; grandchildren, Brandon Poarch of Taylorsville, Amber Poarch of Port Orange, FL; brother, Frank Smith and wife, Judy, of Taylorsville; number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2020 at Taylorsville City Cemetery. Family and friends will memorialize Bobby at the service.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the Taylorsville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation at

Pallbearers include: Brandon Poarch, Colby Teague, Colby Tart and Bo Smith.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Joaine McKeel and David Odom.  

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            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Smith Family.

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May 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Taylorsville City Cemetery

Graveside Service
May 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Taylorsville City Cemetery

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