Van Rogers Smith, age 53 of Cameron, NC passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.
Van was born on February 17, 1967 in Lee County, NC to Thomas Smith and Brenda Gray Smith. He was a dedicated member of 1Hope Church in Sanford where he was loved by all who knew him. Van loved UNC college basketball, The Andy Griffith Show, especially Barney Fife and the 3 Stooges. His unique laughter was loved by all who knew him. Van loved his children, especially his grandchildren. He was a well-known and respected Phlebotomist at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford where he was passionate about his job. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Darlene Smith of Cameron; his parents, Thomas and Brenda Smith of Southern Pines, NC; his children: Beth Atkins of Carthage, NC; Ronald Brady and wife Crystal of Cameron, NC; Van “Chiefy” Smith and fiancé Mia McLaughlin of Southern Pines, NC; James Tweed and wife Shelby of Ft. Carson, CO; Vamikka “Meeky” Smith of Alabama. He is also survived by his siblings: Nina Walker of Cameron, NC; Thomasina Ross and husband Billy of Cameron, NC; Jermaine Smith and wife LaTasha of Concord, NC; Thomas “Grape Ape” Smith and fiancé Victoria of Greensboro, NC. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Jayden “Little Jay” Brady, Tristan Gordon, Samariah Smith, Gracelynn Tweed and Jameson Tweed; his mother-in-law, Shirley Seago of Carthage, NC and his father-in-law Ron Nelson of Texas as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends who loved him.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at 1Hope Church in Sanford with Pastor Greg Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at Johnsonville Cemetery in Cameron, NC. The family will hold a walk-through visitation on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 3-6 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed and those attending are asked to wear a face covering.
Online condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com
Services entrusted to Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford, NC.