Benny Joe Smith, 80, of Mint Hill, lost his six month battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Matheson Smith of Mint Hill; his son, Kevin J. Smith of Oakboro; and his grandson, Jonathan V. Smith of Mint Hill. Joe is further survived by a brother, Woodrow "Buddy" Smith of Indian Trail, NC; a sister, Mary Honeycutt of Charlotte; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Trena Renee Smith in 2011; his mother, Mary Lee Smith; two brothers, Don and Gene; and a sister, Margie Smith. Services honoring the life, love and blessing of Joe will take place at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill NC 28227. Friends are welcome to gather with the family at the church starting at noon on Friday, February 17. At 2 pm, Pastor Rusty Benton and Pastor Rob Mariucci will lead the service. Following the service, Joe will be taken in formal procession to his final place of earthly rest at Sunset Memory Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, 28227. Memorials may be made to: Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227, Wilson Grove Baptist Church, 6624 Wilgrove Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227, Hospice and Palliative Care 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. For a full obituary and to share memories and condolences, visit Joe's online memorial at www.LoweNeddoFuneralHome.com or call 704-545-3553.
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