03/26/04 — MATT SMITH

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Matthew E. "Matt" Smith, 35, died Thursday.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Willow Dale Cemetery in Goldsboro, by the Rev. Larry Crane.

Mr. Smith, a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, spent his youth in Charlotte, NC and was a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School. A resident of Greenville since 1988, he co-owned of a number of Subway restaurants in Greenville and several other Eastern N.C. towns, and more recently the Brooklyn Pizzeria in Goldsboro. He had served as a volunteer football coach at Eastern Wayne High School.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Tracie Kahn Smith; mother, Pennie Hale Smith of Greenville; father and stepmother, Charles M. Smith Jr. and Dawn R. Smith of Union Grove; brother, Charles M. "Jim" Smith III of Greenville; two sisters, Stormy S. Cordero and her husband Fred, and Amber S. Martin, all of Greenville; father and mother-in-law, Berl M. and Brenda Kahn of Goldsboro; two sisters-in-law, Alissa Merritt and her husband Christopher of Pikeville, and Brett Prince and her husband Robert of Fuquay-Varina; nieces and nephews, Hunter Smith, Morgan Smith, Chase Cordero, Cody Smith and Riley Prince; a stepbrother, Shaun Hester of Union Grove; a stepsister, Keri Hester of Atlanta, Ga.; and maternal grandmother, Helen J. Hale of New Boston, Ohio.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the home, 105 Hearthside Drive, Greenville.

Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville, N.C.


Published in Obituaries on March 26, 2004 1:33 PM