Edmund Fletcher Smith
February 9, 1945 - August 25, 2016

Edmund "Fletcher" Smith of Wilmington, NC died suddenly August 25, 2016
He was born February 9, 1945 in Trenton, NC
Fletcher was Preceded in death by: Mother and Father, Tommy and Gladys Smith, Brothers, GT Smith and Harold Smith and son, Fletcher Jr.
He is Survived by his Wife: Rita Smith of the home; Daughters: Kimberly Smith of Swansboro, NC, Tammy Smith Wetherington and husband, Robbie of Ruther Glen, VA; Children: Tracy Lett and husband, Terry of Sanford, NC, Todd Harter and wife, Tammy of Omaha, NC, and Trent Harter of Omaha, NE; Granddaughters: Lauren Smith Brunais and husband, Ricky and soon to be Great Grandson, Carter Brunais, Saran Wetherington and Brynn Wetherington; Grandchildren: TJ Lett, Tessa Lett, Tim Lett, Tinsley Lett, Tobias Harter, Tia Harter, Jacob Harter, and Andrea Harter; Great Grandchild: Jacob Harter Jr.; His Sister: Myra Jo Price and husband, Jimmy; Sister-in-laws: Judy Smith and Janice Smith; Several nieces and nephews; And his faithful four legged friends, Shelby and Foxy
Fletcher served in the US Navy. He spent most of his adult life working in the car business. He was employed with Balkcum Motors for his good friend, Jim Balkcum. He remained close to several former co-workers from different dealerships and they all thought of him as a father. He also leaves behind a great friend, Tim Mayes.
Fletcher loved his family more than anything and was the proudest Grandaddy in the world. His favorite place was to be was on the water, boating or fishing.
The entire family is thankful for all the thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are also extremely grateful to Todd and Beth Eason, the best neighbors ever.
There will be a service at a later date. To share memories and condolences with the family, please click "Share a Memory."


  • Corey Scott Posted August 27, 2016 10:52 am

    Ms. Tammy and family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Please know we are all thinking of you. Give our love to the girls as well!
    Corey and Melissa Scott

  • Tammy Posted August 27, 2016 11:08 am

    Thank you!

  • Louise Collura Posted August 27, 2016 1:46 pm

    The very best memory I have of Fletcher was a day on the boat for Rita’s birthday. We went to Bald Head Island. The weather turned really bad, but Fletcher took control and got us home safely. Quite a good guy!!

  • Lorraine C Cole Posted August 27, 2016 3:29 pm

    Rita and Tracy, I cannot believe Fletcher is not with us. Even though it has been years since I’ve seen him, it’s like yesterday to me. I remember when–back in Pinehurst. He was a good person and one that made you very happy and I am so thankful you had so many years together. Thank you for sharing Fletcher with us. Both of you are special people. Lorraine

  • jake Posted August 28, 2016 10:53 pm

    I miss you granddaddy. Sincerely

  • jake Posted August 28, 2016 10:58 pm

    He taught this nebraska boy how to toss a net….and while fishing with him one night I was lucky enough to catch a stingrays RIH Fletcher. You’re deep southern accent always amused me!

  • jake Posted August 28, 2016 10:59 pm


  • Kimberly M Smith Posted August 29, 2016 12:55 pm

    Dad, you were the best father a girl could ask for! You were my best friend who was there for me no matter what! I will miss you until we meet again. Butterfly kisses dad, I love you!

  • Janet Schultz Posted August 29, 2016 6:04 pm

    Over the past few years, I didn’t get to see my uncle Fletcher a lot but when I did he was always genuinely concerned in how I was doing. The last time I saw him was at my Uncle Harold’s funeral. We sat together on Harold and Judy’s couch for awhile and chatted. Lighthearted conversation which I enjoyed and inquisitively asking how I was doing and genuinely interested in what I had to say. That’s what I remember about Fletcher. He cared. I will miss knowing he is there.
    Janet Schultz – Loving neice

  • Janet Schultz Posted August 29, 2016 6:13 pm

    Photos shared by Janice Smith

  • Carol Bracey Jones Posted August 31, 2016 5:48 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Fletcher’s home going. Prayers for all.

    Carol Bracey Jones
    Albert Bracey

  • Kimberly Smith Posted October 26, 2016 7:12 am

    I miss you every single moment of every single day dad. Kimberly

  • Kim Smith Posted June 18, 2017 9:13 am

    Happy Father’s Day dad. I love you!

  • brynn Posted January 5, 2019 12:36 am

    I miss my grandaddy so much. I hope all is well in heaven

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