Joseph Shane Smithwick
November 5, 1971 - October 1, 2019

Joseph Shane Smithwick was born, Friday November 5, 1971 and was transitioned from life to eternity, Tuesday October 1, 2019.

Jo was born at Lee County Hospital in Sanford, NC to, Robert and Irene Smithwick, who preceded him in death.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Terri of the home, two children, Shane of Sanford, NC and Ashley of Mooresville, NC, a brother Patrick (Tammy), a sister Crystal (Danny) both of Sanford, NC, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Joe loved spending time with family and friends, he fulfilled his life long dream of living at the beach with his loving wife Terri.

A Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday October 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm at Oak Island Deli & Pub.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you make donations to; Lower Cape Fear Hospice; 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401 in memory of Joseph Shane Smithwick.



  • Rodney and Amanda Gaines and Family Posted October 2, 2019 9:23 pm

    Our hearts are broken for all of you! Praying for comfort and healing during this very difficult time and all the days that follow.

  • Jeff Lewis Posted October 2, 2019 9:43 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss even after not working together we remained friends a good guy that will be missed

  • Lynn Coggins Posted October 2, 2019 11:21 pm

    Joe was always like a little brother as he called me his big sister. Joe was the kind of person that loved life, loved his family and kids and his wife Terri. There was nothing that Joe wouldn’t do to help another living soul, he was special and always laughing and having a good time. If you was having a bad day he would make sure to make you laugh. Joe will be greatly missed! ❤️

  • Penny Polites Posted October 2, 2019 11:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I always admired how Joe looked at you Terri. It showed in his eyes how much he loves you and now he gets to watch over you still as your protector from heaven?❤️

  • James Robert Handley Sr. Posted October 3, 2019 12:54 am

    Hello, I worked with Patrick Smithwick for several years at Caterpillar and also at Unifi and Frontier. I wanted to share my condolences with the family and know that my wife, family, myself and our church will be praying for the Lord’s healing and peace for the family.

  • Donna & Jimmy Mojica Posted October 3, 2019 1:02 am

    Joe was like a brother I never wanted, but got. Those who knew him, can only understand how special he was. He will be missed dearly by many. My heart goes out to all the family, and know he will always be in our hearts, and memories. Just know he is at peace, and will always be looking over everyone. Prayers to all.

  • Linda Beecher Posted October 3, 2019 1:27 am

    Eddie and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Ronald and Denease Chestnut Posted October 3, 2019 3:17 pm

    Terri, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. We will always be here for you if you need anything! We love you!

  • Jeanette & George Chestnut Posted October 3, 2019 3:21 pm

    Terri, you just don’t know how bad I hate that you are going thru such a sad ordeal. George and I have always loved you so much. You and your cousin Ronald used to be so close and were inseperable. So you were just like having a daughter around. You WERE the only girl in the bunch! Just know that this family loves you and we are praying for you and Joe’s family also. May God give you strength to make it thru each and every day.

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