Asheboro- Benjamin Aaron Smith, 67, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Born February 7, 1953 in Virginia, he was the son of the late Edgar Early Smith, and Dorothy Southers Smith.
Benjamin “Benny”, was a member of Destination Heaven Ministries where he assisted as Head Deacon. He worked for Sunrise Riggers and later Steele Supply & Erection as a foreman and steele erector. Benny enjoyed fishing and playing cornhole and monopoly with his grandkids. He liked taking his dogs Rocky and Bella on rides.
Benny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sylvia Tate Smith; children, Benny Smith (Katie), and Kellie Hollingsworth (Ricky); grandchildren, Savana Hollingsworth, Ty Hollingsworth, Zane Hollingsworth, Tatum Smith, Eden Smith and Gracie Smith; great grandchildren, Waylon Hollingsworth, and Tate Hollingsworth; and his brother, Charles Smith. Benny was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Destination Heaven Ministry, 1796 Old County Farm Rd, Sophia, NC, 27350.
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