Robert Jack Smart, age 86 of Forest City died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Jack was born February 15, 1931 in Rutherford County and was son of the late Edgar and Sadie Van Horn Smart. He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church and retired from Mastercraft Corporation. Jack also served his country in the United States Army and in the Army National Guard Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Lee Smart in 2011 as well as brothers, Ernest Smart, George Smart, John Henry Smart , Edgar Alonzo Smart, Jr., sisters, Ruth Smart Padgett, Frances Smart Moore, Eula Reid Smart Bradley and a special nephew, John Smart.
He is survived by his loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Monday, November 13, 2017 in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Chad Roach officiating. Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 2 until 3 pm Monday prior to the service at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 149 West Main Drive, Forest City, NC 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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Jack, you were the sweetest man I have ever known. I enjoyed spending time with you at our get togethers. You always had a smile, and could make everyone else smile . You were apart of this family and we loved you . You are going to be missed so much. Now rest in peace Jack your work here is done.
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