Phillip Ray Smith, age 41, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, November 29th.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday at Red Branch Baptist Church burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery.
A native of Moore County , he graduated from Big Oak Christian Academy and from the Landscape Gardening Program at Sandhill's Community College. He worked for Pinehurst Resorts as an electrician for 23 years and was the founder and pastor of Believers Christian Fellowship Church in Carthage Phillip was a loving husband, father, son and brother, pastor, teacher and friend. He raised his children up in church and taught them to love the Lord Jesus Christ. His family was blessed to have him for this short time.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Marsh Smith; two sons, Nolan Smith and Parker Smith of the home; his mother, Marcia Hardy Presley of Carthage; his father, Johnny A Smith & wife, Linda of Carthage; maternal grandmother, Hilda Robinson & husband, Homer; a sister, Rebecca S. Brown of Carthage and two brothers, Rodney Smith of Cameron and Brent Smith of Carthage.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday at Red Branch Baptist Church, 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Believers Christian Fellowship Church. PO Box 123, Carthage, NC 28327 to continue Pastor Phillip's vision.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.
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  1. I’m so sorry for you loss. Phillip was a great man that loved his family deeply. He has such an impact on so many people’s lives, including mine. He will be greatly missed. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So sad to hear about Phillip. I went to school at Big Oak with him, and he was a great friend and fun person to be around. Love and prayers to his family!

  3. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Phillip was a wonderful person. Heaven has now gained another angel. God will get you through it all.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Martha O. Kidd
    Carthage Elem.

  4. I’m sorry to hear this. I went to Big Oak with Phillip. He was such a good guy. My prayers go out to his family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. Phillip was a Great guy and soccer teamate. Keeping his wife, children and family in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in His loving arms during this time.

  6. Phillip,always a hardworking,dependable person,his willingness and kindness will truly be missed. Without a doubt his well-earned golden wings will deliver him straight to heaven. Are thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Bob and Anita

  7. I’m so sad to hear about the loss of such a nice guy. I have to say he was one of the nicest people i had the pleasure of waiting on at lowes. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, God bless you all.

  8. What a wonderful man of God that Phillip was, he will really be missed here on earth, many words of sorrow is in our heart for his precious family.

  9. Dear Kim & Children, My family loved Phillip. He had such musical talent and was an inspiring pastor. There are no words to really comfort you @ this time except we know that he is meeting with the MASTER-OUR GOD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and he is join

  10. Granny sends her deepest sympathy. She appreciated visits from Phillip and Kim while she was hospitalized. And you know how I feel about all of you; cannot find the words to describe the loss.

  11. We worked with Phillip. He was a great Christian influence and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15
    Harold & Pat Clark & f

  12. May your heart receive Christ’s peace. May your mind be convinced.
    The peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7
    Thomas & Kelly Grissett

  13. We worked with Phillip. He was a kind man and was a great Christian influence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the famiily. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." (Psalm 116:15).
    Harold & Pat Clark & fami

  14. Kim,
    Please know that we are praying for you and your family. May God give you peace at this time and surround you in His arms.
    John and Rhonda Bullock

  15. Praying for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Some things are just beyond our comprehension. But praise God for the blessed assurance that you will be reunited with him one day.
    Tracie Sullivan Patterson

  16. Marcia, I just saw that your son has passed to Spirit. I am so sorry for your loss! You are a favorite friend and cousin. You are my sister!If I can do anything, please let me know! And please remember, you have a room in my house, and you are always welc

  17. Kim, your school family loves you very much. Praying that your family will feel God’s loving arms as He holds you all close. I am so sorry for your loss.

  18. I cannot put into words the feelings from my heart because it is so heavy. My thoughts and prayers are with such a beautiful family. I have prayed with your family, laughed with your family and now I mourn with your family. I know that while we are missin

  19. Phillip had a wonderful testimony for his 41 years here on this side. May God bless him richly in eternity. Deepest sympathy to Kim and the entire family.
    Dale Frye

  20. We were saddened to hear about Phillip’s passing. But what a celebration heaven is having since he’s gone home. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim, the children, Marcia, and the brothers and sisters. We pray that God’s love will carry each of you throu

  21. Kim and boys, and Rebecca: This video of Phillip shows who is was and how much he loved his Lord! Such a wonderful loving brother, son, father and husband will be so missed by you all. I find it an honor to know you all and the Christian way you live your

  22. Kim, Nolan and Parker,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God grant you strength and peace and wrap His loving arms around you all.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lynne N. Harward

  23. Johnny, Rebecca, and Family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of Phillip. We will be Praying for you, now and in the days to come. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  24. Denise Wood You will be missed so much and love you kim and boys . lit a candle for Phillip Ray Smith

  25. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you in your time of loss. The Lord will give you strength as you continue
    on your journey of grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown, Aftercare Director
    Pines Funerals

  26. Becky..Ralph and I are so sorry to hear of Philip’s passing. He left a great legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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