John Wayne (Bud Knotty) Smith

John Wayne (Bud Knotty) Smith

June 8, 2021, 85, Goldsboro –

John Wayne (Bud Knotty) Smith, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Wayne County on September 25, 1935, he was the son of the late John Roger Smith and Viola Carter Smith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Smith, and his sister, Sandra Smith Sherman.

Bud is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pattie Smith; daughter, LuJene Merritt and husband, Buddy; grandson, Chris Merritt and fiancée, Tyra; Bud is also survived by his brothers, Ken Smith and wife, Ann, and Roger Smith and wife Kay.

Bud was a retired farmer from the Hood Swamp Community.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Seymour Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.