James Carlton "J.C." Smith, 76, of Star, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst.

Mr. Smith was born in Montgomery County on May 17, 1943 to Wilbert Auley and Bertha Britt Smith. He was a retired hosiery mill employee and after retirement, he was a door greeter at Walmart in Biscoe. He attended New Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara "Bobbie" Greene Smith of the home; daughter, Kris Hernandez and husband Andres of Biscoe; son, Kevin Smith and wife Renee of Star; sisters, Coline Blake of Asheboro and Carolyn Smith Bailey of Biscoe; brothers, Roy Lee Smith and wife Dorothy of Candor, and Carl Wayne Smith and wife Carol of Candor; and grandson, Jason Smith.

The family received friends Monday, August 19 from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.

The graveside service followed at 4 p.m. at Star Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Gene Davis officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 434, Star, NC 27356 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 103, Troy, NC 27371.

Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfh.com.