Obituary for Wilda Smith (Winkler)
Wilda Smith, age 86, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, May 12, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice, Sherrill’s Ford. She was born November 8, 1930, daughter of the late Frank and Vernie Adkins Winkler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two loving husbands, Murl Franklin Smith and Tony A. Smith; one son, Keith Smith; one grandson, Jerry Franklin Smith, Jr.; two sisters, Sybil Laws and Margaret Coffey.
Those left to cherish her memories are one son, Jerry Smith and wife Tula of Granite Falls; two brothers, Charles Winkler of Spartanburg, SC and George Winkler of Durham, NC; two sisters, Kathleen McNeil of Hudson, and Barbara Carswell of Lenoir; six grandchildren, Jonathan Smith, Michael & Tim Gragg, Jackie Kerley, Tina & Ashtynn Gragg; four great-grandsons, Kaleb Kerley, Ranger Smith, Noah Smith and Gracen Gragg; one great-granddaughter, Mckenzie Smith.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 15, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Concord Baptist Church, Granite Falls. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tom McDonald and Rev. Larry Winkler officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lenoir.
Pallbearers are Jonathan Smith, Kevin Kerley, Tim Gragg, Michael Gragg, Gracen Gragg, and Jacob Alexander.