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Herbert "Buck" Smith

October 20, 1944November 8, 2020

Herbert “Buck” Smith, 76, of Greensboro, transitioned Sunday, November 8, 2020 following a lengthy illness. A private service will be held for the immediate family. Buck was born October 20, 1944 in Clarkton, NC. He was the son of the late Spencer and Ruby Ratliff-Smith Buck was employed at Crown Automotive as a Detail Specialist for over 15 years where he will be remembered for his art of storytelling. His professional detail work was admired by many. He was an avid music lover and loved listening to one of his favorite singers, Sam Cooke. He enjoyed making people laugh, singing, dancing, watching westerns, working in his immaculate yard, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. His family will miss his great sense of humor, his storytelling and seeing the positive in all situations. Those left to cherish his memory includes his wife of 56 years, Martha Smith; sons, Bennie Smith (Shawna) and Spencer Smith, all of Greensboro; daughters, Deborah Smith-Grant ( Roscoe) of East Stroudsburg, PA, Samantha Preston ( John) of Norwalk, CT and Paulette Smith of Greensboro; brother, Alonzo “Jack” Smith ( Edith) of Paterson, NJ; sisters, Alberta Burney, Broadus Summers ( Washington) and Betty Lennon ( Freddie) all of Greensboro; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com

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