July 22, 2022, 81, Goldsboro –
Alton Glenn Smith, Jr., 81, passed away at home on Friday, July 22, 2022, while surrounded by the love of his family. Glenn was born in Goldsboro, NC to the late Alton G. Smith, Sr. and Ethel Edwards Smith on February 19, 1941.
Upon graduation, Glenn received his first job teaching at New Hope High School. In later years, he served as an instructor in the Business Department at Wayne Community College. Known for his business acumen, teaching abilities, and care for his students, Glenn was helpful to many local small business owners as he worked to mold their understanding of entrepreneurship.
In addition to teaching for Wayne Community College, Glenn owned and operated an accounting and bookkeeping service in Goldsboro, assisting many local businesses with payroll, taxes, and general accountancy. Known for his organization, Glenn loved keeping track of the many facets of work and life on his Post-It notes. Utilizing his skills as a businessman, Glenn also served as a finance officer for Wayne Water Districts and the Fork Township Sanitary District.
A true southern gentleman, Glenn served both his fellow man and his Lord faithfully. A long-time member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church, he served as the chairman of the church council for a number of years.
A service to celebrate Glenn’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in the sanctuary of Pine Forest United Methodist Church with Rev. Elizabeth Polk officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christie T. Smith; daughters, Sharon S. Brown and husband, Mike of Apex, Kellie S. Petty and husband, Chris of Raleigh, and Carrie Smith of Cary; grandchildren, Logan Brown, Lane Brown, Kate Petty, Jack Petty, and Lily Petty; sister, Dianne S. Morgan and husband, Norman of New London; mother-in-law, Iris Thorne of Goldsboro and several cousins he loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Glenn’s memory to Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 867 Hwy. 581 South, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.