Melvin Bishop Smart of Granite Falls passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his residence.
Born November 14, 1949 in Burke County he was the son of the late Bishop Leroy Smart and Juanita Floyd Smart of Granite Falls. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Smart; and one great grandchild baby Lealin.
He is survived by his seven girls, Shannon Smart and husband of Granite Falls, Meloney Smith and husband Kenneth of Hickory, Deon Smart of Granite Falls, Amy Smart and husband Willie Hare of Granite Falls, Brandy Shronce and fiancé Michael Puma of Granite Falls, Jennifer Smart of Granite Falls, and Tammy Ward and husband Matt of Granite Falls; grandchildren Erica and Austin Spears, Emily Robinson, Camp Shronce, Gunnar Puma, Tyler Goins, Destiny Hare, Ava and Angel Alvarez, Zaylee, Braelyn and Mary Ann Ward, Adam Summerlin, Madison Smart, and Courtney Foster; great grandchildren Piper, Gage, Lucca and Chavis. two brothers Mike Smart of Newton, NC, Forest Smart of Granite Falls; two sisters Beverly Flemings of Granite Falls, Gail Stout of Hudson.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12 Noon at Bass-Smith Granite Chapel with Pastor Ray York and Pastor Wayne White officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hills Cemetery, Granite Falls.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Robinson, Michael Puma, Willie Hare, Kenneth Smith, Tyler Goins, Austin Spears and James (Hoppy) Parker.
The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Granite from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon prior to the service.
Bass-Smith Granite is honored to serve the family of Melvin Bishop Smart.
Online condolences may be made at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com