Steven John Smith

CRABTREE -- Steven John Smith, 57, of the Crabtree Community, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at Care Partners Solace Center.  

A native of Mooresville, he was a son of the late John and Mary Eudy Smith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Smith.  

Steven worked at Baxter Healthcare for a number of years and loved gardening, spending time outdoors and spending time with his two grandsons.

Surviving is his loving wife, Libby King Smith; stepdaughter, Jessica Chapman and husband, Tim, of Marion; two step-grandsons, Eli and Ethan Chapman; brother, Danny Smith, of Statesville; two sisters, Terri Smith, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Gail Palmer, of China Grove; special niece, Tessa Gunter; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services with the Rev. Randal Phillips officiating. The family received friends from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.  

The family requests memorial donations may be made to Care Partners Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28803. To send online condolences, visit   

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