November 13, 2021, 67, Goldsboro –
Jerry Richard “Ricky” Smith, age 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior early in the morning on November 13, 2021, while at Willow Creek Nursing Home in Goldsboro. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Bill and Betty Hill Smith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Cameron Smith, and Major Stephen Smith. Ricky gave his confession of faith and was baptized at Rosewood Baptist Church.
He was an avid golfer and truly loved the game. As a member and past President of the Goldsboro HOG group, it brought Ricky tremendous pride over the years to participate in and support the toy rides that brought joy to many local children. He was a territory manager for Campbell Oil Co. of Elizabethtown for many years and, as an NC licensed auctioneer for 20 plus years, he was the owner of Ricky Smith Auction Company.
A service to celebrate Ricky’s life will be held Monday, November 15, 2021, at 2 o’clock PM by the graveside in the Smith Family Cemetery on 247 Adams Road in the Seven Springs Community with Dr. Gary Goodfellow officiating. The family will greet friends after the graveside service at the cemetery.
Ricky is survived by a brother and his wife, Keith & Vickie Smith of the Rosewood Community, an uncle & aunt Austin & Edna House of Mount Olive, 2 nieces – Melissa (husband Gary) Goodfellow of New Bern and Lora Beth Smith of Goldsboro, 2 nephews – Keith Smith II of Rosewood & Jason Phelps of Goldsboro, and great-nieces and nephew – Kayla, Kylie, Kristen, Garrett, & Kara Goodfellow, all of New Bern. Also special friend David Waters of Rosewood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Biker Buddies Christmas Fund c/o Goldsboro H.O.G. Chapter 606 Corporate Drive Goldsboro, NC 27534. to buy toys for needy children at Christmas.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Smith Family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.