Theodore “Ted” Perry Smyre, 73, of Cullowhee, NC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015.
Born in Newton, NC, he was the son of the late Alvin Theodore Smyre and Mattie Hampton Smyre. Ted enjoyed restoring his 1931 Chevrolet, carpentry work and gardening and landscaping. He was the property manager of he and his wife’s housing development and member of the Cashiers Valley Rotary Club. Ted loved sailing when he was younger.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon Lynnea Kloske Smyre of Cashiers; three children, Randall Perry Smyre and wife Amanda of Athens, GA, Lynnea Ellen Copeland and husband Kevin of Kennesaw, GA and Elizabeth Ann Kelley and husband Jon of Acworth, GA; brother, Tim Smyre of Charlotte, NC and two grandchildren, Morgan Mattie Kelley and Claire Emma Kelley.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home with Pastor John Shubert officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3-4:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Cashiers Valley Rotary Club, PO Box 833, Cashiers, NC 28717. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ted was a terrific Rotarian who will be sorely missed, but will remain forever in our thoughts with great memories. He was always willing to step up to help others, particularly with his heavy involvement in our Arts & Crafts Fairs which raised so much money to benefit others in great need. Ted was always ready to help others. Ted very deservedly received the Rotary Club "Service Above Self" this year. He will be sorely missed by all of us, but always fondly remembered. - Vic Galef, Past President
Ted and I joined Rotary about the same time and I enjoyed our weekly visits and the variety of topics he brought to the breakfast table. Early on he was a magician in laying out the Village Green space for the Arts and Crafts shows when Rotary assumed responsibility for the events. It seemed easy for him to reengineer the space to accomodate more vendor booths as the event grew in stature. We will miss him greatly. - Ron Keller