John Clifton “Cleat” Smith, 99, of Candor, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Feb. 15 at Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Candor.

Smith is survived by sons, George C. Smith and Thomas J. Smith, both of High Point, and Jasper A. Smith of Biscoe; daughters, Annie R. Ewing and Carolyn Wall, both of Candor, and Assie M. Drake of High Point; stepson, Benjamin McCoy of Lancaster, S.C.; three sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.