john wilson smitherman ii

Mr. Smitherman , 76, of Mooresville, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He was born on May 7, 1929 in Winston-Salem to the late Paul Conrad and Lucretia Ashby Smitherman . Mr. Smitherman was a graduate of Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He worked for Wachovia Bank for eight years and Rohm & Haas Co. for twenty-two years where he became a regional branch manager.

Mr. Smitherman is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Clay and his children, David and Lisa; son, Jimbo and his wife, Betsy and their children, Rachel and Natalie; sister, Margaret Deese and brother-in-law, Sam Deese. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Johnny; sisters, Nancy and Sara Ann.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd., Charlotte with the Reverend William E. Roth officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Myers Park United Methodist Church, The Younger Children's Ministry, P.O. Box 6161, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.

Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. John Smitherman