Mr. Rufus Smitherman
Mr. Rufus “Joe” Smitherman, 87, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died Monday, October 21, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Smitherman found joy in serving Jehovah and fellowshipping with his Brothers and Sisters. He enjoyed music, golfing and traveling, and was a hard worker. While living in New York, Joe became a master barber, taxicab driver, and he also worked as a horse trainer and a merchant seaman (chef). Following his retirement from Westchester County, Joe returned home to Southern Pines.
Survivors: Wife, Ann Smitherman of Yonkers, New York; daughter, Pamela Credle (Eric) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son, Tonja Smitherman of Bronx, New York; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives, and many dear friends.
Online condolences can be made November 15, 2019.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses
1468 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Southern Pines, North Carolina
No public viewing will be held.