Thomas A Smith, Sr 66, passed away on July 11th, 2020. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and friend. Alton was born March 26th, 1954 in Edgecombe County to Virginia and J.T. Smith where he lived his entire life.
He worked for many years as a commercial and delivery truck driver. Many people knew him as the milkman when he drove trucks for Coble Dairy and Flav-O-Rich milk companies. If you didn't know him as the milkman, then you may have referred to him as Teddy Bear which explains the type of person he was. A big hearted caring individual that would give anyone help when they needed it.
Alton enjoyed fishing, boating, grilling with family and friends,and get-togethers of any kind which involved people having a good time. He was the type of person, no matter where he would go, would run into multiple friends or family. He could walk into a room full of strangers and strike up a conversation with them as if he'd known them for years. Alton will be missed by many family members, and even more than that, countless numbers of friends.
Thomas A Smith ,Sr is preceded in death by his brother Ricky Smith and father Joseph Thomas Smith.
He is survived by two sons Thomas A Smith, Jr and wife Patricia E Smith and son Timothy Allen Sutton. Three grandchildren Ean Joseph Smith, Thomas A Smith III, and Colby Allen Sutton. Mother Virgina Whitehurst and siblings Gail Smith-Leggett and Stanley Smith.
A Celebrtion of Thomas's Life will be held Tuesday, July 14. 2020 at 7 Pm in the Chapel of Carlisle Funeral home with the family receiving friends one hour before the service.
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