McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


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Thomas Evander "Pete" Smith Sr.

April 10, 1933March 25, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Mr. Thomas Evander Smith, Senior (Pete) 86, passed peacefully at his home into the arms of Jesus.

Pete was born on April 10, 1933, to the late Lonnie W. Smith and Cora Green Smith in Colombia, SC. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by three sisters and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Vivian W. Smith; and children, Van Smith (Susan), Vernon Smith (Carol), Melody Steigerwalt (Don), and Melissa Spann (Curt); one sister, Faye Johnson; and eight grandchildren, Katie Coccia (Andrew), Taylor Camacho (Greg), Ryan Steigerwalt, Nathan Spann, Tanner Smith, Luke Steigerwalt, Caleb Spann, and Jacob Spann.

Pete served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and worked for AT&T for 33 years. He was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, greeter, and Sunday school teacher.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Pete’s memory to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.


  • A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


Thomas Evander "Pete" Smith Sr.

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Heather Hamlin

March 28, 2020

Mr. Pete always could make me smile. He loved his wife and family very much. We loved to talk football. He will be missed but know he is with Jesus.

Pam Fultz

March 28, 2020

Pete, your daughter, Melody, was my first best friend. I remember you letting us play in your white car when we were kids. When Miss Vivian took care of us with her wonderful lunches - you always made us laugh, offering us sardines. To this day. I cannot go down that grocery aisle without smiling. Thought about you today when our friends were gathered outside enjoying the weather, but social distancing. I told my friends that it so reminded me of when you & my Pawpaw Sam& and Jim Bell used to pull up lawn chairs out in the front yard. My heart is aching for you all. I’m so sorry

Kimberly Payne-Denton

March 27, 2020

Wonderful man and family. As a childhood friend of Melissa's and Melody's he always welcomed me into their home with open arms. He will missed. Great man.