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Burton Smith

January 18, 1930 — April 15, 2022

Burton Davis Smith, 92, of Fremont, died Friday, April 15, 2022, in his home.

Funeral, Tuesday, 3:00 PM, Fremont United Methodist Church, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.

Mr. Smith was born in Fremont and was a lifelong resident.  He had served as Fremont Mayor and on the Town Board and was a lifelong member of Fremont United Methodist Church and for many years served as Treasurer.  Mr. Smith graduated from N.C. State in 1952 and had served in the U.S. Army.  He was owner of Best Insurance Services, formerly Milton Best Insurance.  He received Rotary Club International's highest honor, Paul Harris Fellow and had served on the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Goldsboro.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Martha Lou Williamson Smith; sons, Freddie Smith (Sandra) of Fremont and Burt Smith (Beth) of Clayton; grandchildren, Leigh Panashy (Jonathan), Christopher Smith, Bailey Smith and Braxton Smith; great-grandson, Baxley Panashy.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Wayne David Smith, parents, Braxton I. Smith and Josephine Davis Smith; sister, Irma Etheridge; brother, Donald Smith (infant).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fremont United Methodist Church, PO Box 147, Fremont, NC 27830.

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