Burchell B. Smith, 92, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord, on Monday, February 1, 2021, while in hospice care from COVID-19, at Signature Healthcare.
He was born in Halifax County to the late Coail Smith and Nellie Armstrong Smith. He was also preceded in death by three wonderful wives, Irene Novac Smith, Laura Smith and Clara Ward Smith. There were no children born of these marriages. He was also preceded in death by Eight brothers and sisters, Cecil Smith of Germany, Nelson Smith of Alaska, Freddie Smith, Ronnie Smith, Virginia Smith Norris and Shirley Smith Moseley all of Roanoke Rapids, Joyce Smith Baker of Stuart, VA and Bill Smith of Manteo.
Burchell was a World War II Veteran and a former Insurance Salesman. He enjoyed training horses, bird hunting with his friend, Doc Murphrey, gardening and attending the Church of God and singing in the choir for many decades. He always said his best friend was his Sunday School teacher, D.B. Stephenson.
Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service are handling the arrangements. Due to Covid-19, there will be no formal visitation or service.