Mr. Carroll E. Smith, age 81, entered into rest on Monday, August 24, 2020. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, August 28, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. William Griggs and the Honorable Rep. Rev. Richie Yow. The service of committal will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites and Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home and other times at the home.
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Mr. Smith was born August 10, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Lester and Cleo Coker Smith. He was a former employee of Pepsi (Carolina Packing) and the retired owner and operator of Smith’s Mobile Home Supplies. Carroll also enjoyed the 11 years he volunteered at Concord Motor Speedway and was the recipient numerous times of the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Mr. Smith was a member of the SC Army National Guard, Oakland Baptist Church, and a 41-year member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220. He was also a member of the Omar Shriners and the Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit where he was the proud driver of car #3. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a long-time personal friend of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Carroll also enjoyed go-cart racing and shared that passion with his boys.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas “Tommy Carroll” Smith; and brother, Mitchell Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce H. Smith of the home; sons, Randy (Amber) Smith of Winston Salem, NC, and Jerry (Samantha) Smith of South Congaree, SC; grandchildren, Andrew Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Amanda Smith, Caseylee Smith, Tyler Arnold, Eddie Duncan, Megan Duncan, Justin Stroot, and Jessica Tish; sister, Patricia Smith Poteat of Inman, SC.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL, 33607.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Smith family.