William Alexander Smith

William Alexander Smith, “Alex”, age 83, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Monday, August 30th, in High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, NC.

He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Wilma Smith and J.B. Mitchell.

He was a graduate of Granard High School and Davidson County Technical College.

Alexander was an adventurous man who enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking, and gardening. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, telling jokes, sharing stories about his travels, spreading wisdom and knowledge that impacted the lives of many. When you think of William Alexander Smith, remember to Live, Love, and Laugh as often as you can!

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two children, Levon Jefferies and Cheryl Clark; siblings, James Arthur Smith, Edward Lee Smith, Baron Smith, Jimmy Smith, Calvin Smith, Sammy Mitchell, Calvin Mitchell, June Mitchell, Francis Smith, Lessie Mae Davis, Garnell Oglesby, and Nellie Jenkins.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his life-time partner, Gloria Strickland, of NC; his children, Evon Leland (Melvin) and Chandra L. Smith, of South Carolina, Carolyn Hunter, Eric Morrison (Donna), Debra L. Thomas, and Alexander H. Smith, all of North Carolina; a brother, Matthew Gregory, of Charlotte, NC; four sisters, Johnese White and Brenda Stroud, both of Shelby, NC, Linda Sexton and Hazel Johnson, both of Spartanburg; thirteen grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Ellis McLendon, Pastor of Brookhaven Baptist Church, High Point, NC, officiating.