Ashley “Ash” Smith
One of the brightest points of my life has joined the stars he loved so much to look at. “Ash” Ashley Smith, 32, lost his life on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in a car wreck in Greenville, when he was rear ended. He was a beloved husband and a soul mate to Rebecca Smith; precious son of Larry Douglas Smith and Sonja Kay Ragan; dearest brother to Aleania Smith; uncle to nephews and nieces, including Riley Smith to whom he was a mentor, hero and father figure. He has many uncles, aunts and cousins that shall grieve his loss deeply and painfully.
Ash was a double major in Engineering and Physics at East Carolina University. It was his dream to be an engineer. While he had many struggles through his life, including Dyslexia with a specific spelling disorder and ADD, he was the most brilliant person any of us have ever met with a genius IQ and humble to the core. He could do high math in his head and understand the intricacies of how the world works at an atomic level. Ash should and would have been a great contributor to the world of physics and engineering had his life not been taken. He was a lover of math and the stars and of how things work. Forever taking things apart and rebuilding them. He could fix anything with parts or programming as he was also a genius with computers. He has built his own telescopes from scratch to view the universe and all its greatness and mysteries. His family is devastated at the loss of their loved golden child, husband, brother, son, and uncle. Your leaving this plane of existence shall bring you peace.
Memorial service will be held in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, 2100 E. 5th Street, Greenville on Sunday at 1 p.m. A second service will be held in East Tennessee at the home of his sister. Please feel free to come and share your stories of his life.
In lieu of flowers we have set up a memorial fund at East Carolina Bank, 2400 Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville, NC 27834 for the benefit of his wife. The world has lost a very fine young man.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
On line condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.