Carol Elaine Smith

March 31, 1951May 11, 2018

Carol Elaine Woods Smith joined our Heavenly Father on May 11, 2018 at the age of 67, after a hard fought battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by all of her family, friends, and anyone that encountered her kind and gracious spirit. She was a dedicated attendee of Riverview Baptist Church in Fort Pierce, Florida with her loving husband of 36 years, Oliver A. Smith, III. Carol lived a full and adventurous life, from big game hunting to deep water sport fishing, and went on to win numerous sporting clay tournaments throughout the Southeast. She was an accomplished artist and avid crafter, and loved spending time on her beautiful landscaping at their home on North Hutchinson Island, Florida. She was very passionate about everything she did and was relentless in the giving of her personal time and love to any of those that were in need. Carol was wonderful with her dogs, Corky and Bear. Throughout her life, she set aside her own needs to provide unconditional love to her husband, sisters and brothers, nephews and nieces, parents, stepson, and her grandchildren, placing their happiness and welfare first, never failing to live by Christ’s Golden Rule. Preceded in death by her father, Carl Woods; brothers Roy and David Woods and nephew Kelley Rose. Survived by her husband, Oliver A. Smith, III; stepson, Oliver A. Smith, IV (Sarah); grandchildren, Olivia and Crosse Smith; mother, Dot Woods; sister, Patty Kilbourne (Kim); nephews, Cory Woods and Travis Kilbourne; niece, Diana Seiber; sister-in-law, Brenda Woods and a host of special cousins. A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 14h. Pastor Rick Nuchols officiating. Memorial gifts can be made to Riverview Baptist Church, 4601 Old Dixie Highway, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946. Condolences may be offered at


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Peggy O'Neill

May 14, 2018

Carol was a gracious and kind neighbor. Her selflessness and service to her community in Florida will always be remembered as we try to emulate her giving and gracious spirit as we go through our daily lives. She was a righteous woman who freely gave of her time and knowledge. I will miss our early morning dog walks and conversation, especially loved getting her advice on our Florida plants and shrubs. A great resource, a lovely gentle woman and an amazing neighbor. May her family be comforted knowing Carol is resting in the arms of the Lord.

Karen Norris

May 13, 2018

Patty and family, so sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort. Carol will be missed, such a sweet soul.
Love in Christ
Karen Norris