Mr. Roy Smith was born to the late Mary Whitaker and Willie Smith on May 26, 1931 in Scotland Neck, NC. He died peacefully on May 30, 2016 at MCV Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Paul Whitaker; sister, Bernice Whitaker-Gill; and daughter Joyce Bowler.\n\nRoy touched many lives over the years. He was a faithful husband and a devoted father to his children. He was known for his love of sweets, especially Oreo cookies. His dedication to his family and friends was evident in the sacrifices he made and the time he spent with them.\n\nThroughout his years with us, Roy left an impression on everyone he met, whether it was through his kind words or a friendly wave hello.\n\nHe leaves to cherish his devoted wife, Savannah Smith; seven children; Brenda Creer, Larry Smith(Cheryl), Sherone Whitaker(Tony), Inez Williams, Marsha Branch, Booker T. Williams(Latarsha) and Angel Davis(Curtis; brother, Paul Whitaker, Jr. and one devoted sister-in-law, Rita Swain; nieces, Linda Youngblood (William); nephew; Everett Gill, Jr.; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.\n\nRemains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, where the visitation will be held, Sunday, June 5 from 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. and where funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6 at 11:00a.m. Interment Maury Cemetery.