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Gary Edward Smoak, Sr.

July 21, 1942 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 78)

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Mr. Gary Edward Smoak, Sr., 78, of 151 Amethyst Circle, White Lake, formerly of Roseboro, passed away Saturday, February 06, 2021, at UNC Medical Center Chapel Hill.

Mr. Smoak was born in Cumberland Co., the son of the late Donnie Hugh Smoak and Mamie Elizabeth Edwards Smoak. 

Gary was well-loved in the community, a member of the graduating Class of 1961 Clement High School, and a faithful Lakewood Country Club member for more than 50 years before moving to White Lake, NC.  He retired in 2012 after 30 plus years with Fluor Daniels Construction “DuPont.” He was a past Master of Coharie Lodge # 379 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Sampson County Shrine Club, where he was one of the Sudan Roadsters founding members and past president.  Gary loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was an avid golfer throughout the years.  He was a member of the Lake Church at White Lake and loved his new lake friends and neighbors. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the Hardy-Autry Cemetery, 3907 Hayes Mill Rd., Godwin, NC, by the Reverend Cameron McGill and Reverend Willie C. Alford officiating.

Mr. Smoak is survived by his wife of 55 years Judy Thomas Smoak, two sons Gary E. Smoak Jr, and wife Tammy of Newport News, Va, and Phillip D. Smoak and wife Michelle of Garland, NC, one sister Mary Lou E. Hogan and husband Bill of Titusville, Fl, two grandchildren, Ty W. Smoak of Garland, and Morgan D. Smoak of Newport News Va.

There will be a walk through visitation on Tuesday, February 09, 2021, from 1:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland for friends to come by and pay their respects to Mr. Smoak.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coharie Lodge #379 A.F. & A.M. 976 Autryville Rd., Salemburg, NC 28385 or the Lake Church 1930 White Lake Dr., White Lake, NC 28337.

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Services provided by Carter Funeral Home, Garland.


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February 9, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
111 N. Ingold Ave.
Garland, NC 28441

Graveside Service
February 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Hardy-Autry Cemetery
3907 Hayes Mill Rd.
Godwin, NC 28344

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