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Apex Funeral Home

550 W Williams St, Apex, NC

OBITUARY

Joseph Graham Smith Jr.

18 October , 19422 June , 2019
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Joseph “J.G.” Graham Smith, Jr. of New Hill, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.

J.G. was born October 18, 1942 in Raleigh, NC to late Joseph and Annie Smith. He was employed by WRAL where he spent 30 years as a dedicated editor.

J.G. was best known for the love he had for his family. Even on the hardest of days, he would lend his ear and give the best advice. He knew he was put on this earth to remain strong for his family and could make you smile even when you really didn’t feel like it.

In his spare time, J.G. enjoyed fishing and was very much looking forward to a deep sea fishing excursion with his granddaughter, Victoria or better known to him as, “Angel.”

J.G. was also a devoted member of New Hill Baptist Church

J.G. is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith; his brother, George Smith (Marion), his sisters, Margaret Keller (Bill), Pat Hyatt, Ethel Smith (Hugh), Nell Renfrew-Sutton (C.L.), his son, Joey Smith; daughters, Julia Smith Easley, Rhonda Repp, Cynthia McLean, Jennifer Smith and stepdaughter, Christia Humburg, his granddaughter Victoria McLean and 15 grandchildren also 1 great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at New Hill Baptist Church, 3700 Old US Highway 1, New Hill, NC 27562. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm at New Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

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  • Justin Sykes
  • Tom Nyland
  • Dwayne Gibson
  • Jim Humburg
  • Jake Humburg
  • Billy Partin

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 6 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 6 June , 2019
  • Burial to Follow Thursday, 6 June , 2019

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Patricia Johnson

6 June 2019

I haven’t seen J.G. in years, but he is a pleasant memory from my childhood along with George, Nellie, and Ethel. My sister Vinny and I lived just down Kildaire Farm Rd from the Smiths with our parents Ernest & Myrtle Johnson. It was a dirt road back then, and George was my bus driver. Mama worked in Raleigh, so sometimes we would go to the Smiths house to stay until Mama could pick us up. The boys and girls would entertain us, and we had a grand time on our visits. The Smith family is in my thoughts and prayers today.

Kim and Dwayne Gibson

6 June 2019

We have had the pleasure of getting to know JG and Nancy for the padt 10 years, and they have become a part of our lives and our family. JG you will be missed. We still love you. Your buddies and friends Dwayne, Kim, Jordan and Tyler Gibson RIP my good buddy, fly high with angels.

Craig Easley

5 June 2019

JG thank you so much for your wonderful daughter Julia. She lights up my life daily and you’re always are part of my favorite memories. We miss you & will celebrate you life in full.

Julia Smith

5 June 2019

Two of JG’s grandsons, Aaron and Zane

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Daddy with Joey, Julie, and granddaughter Ciara

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Little JG

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Daddy with Rhonda’s family

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Biography

Joseph “J.G.” Graham Smith, Jr. of New Hill, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Wake Med Hospital in Cary.

J.G. was born October 18, 1942 in Raleigh, NC to late Joseph and Annie Smith. He was employed by WRAL where he spent 30 years as a dedicated editor.

J.G. was best known for the love he had for his family. Even on the hardest of days, he would lend his ear and give the best advice. He knew he was put on this earth to remain strong for his family and could make you smile even when you really didn’t feel like it.

In his spare time, J.G. enjoyed fishing and was very much looking forward to a deep sea fishing excursion with his granddaughter, Victoria or better known to him as, “Angel.”

J.G. was also a devoted member of New Hill Baptist Church

J.G. is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith; his brother, George Smith (Marion), his sisters, Margaret Keller (Bill), Pat Hyatt, Ethel Smith (Hugh), Nell Renfrew-Sutton (C.L.), his son, Joey Smith; daughters, Julia Smith Easley, Rhonda Repp, Cynthia McLean, Jennifer Smith and stepdaughter, Christia Humburg, his granddaughter Victoria McLean and 15 grandchildren also 1 great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at New Hill Baptist Church, 3700 Old US Highway 1, New Hill, NC 27562. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm at New Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.