Rev. William Randall Smith

November 28, 1941 - June 6, 2019
Rev. William Randall Smith


Rev. William Randall Smith, age 77 of Wilmington passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. He was born November 28, 1941 to the late James Smith and the late Doris Register. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Diane, his granddaughter, Jennifer Long, stepfather, Dorris Register, and brother David Register.

Randall was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He served in the United States Air Force before being called into the Ministry. Randall served faithfully as an Advent Christian Minister for 45 years. He was the Pastor of Middle Sound Church, Hickory Grove Church and was the current Pastor of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church. He devoted his life to Jesus and sharing the Gospel with others.

He is survived by his daughter Sandy Gerstenmier (Steve) , son William Randall Smith, Jr (Mary), daughters Susan Clay (Russell) and Sherry Pitcher (John) and “adopted” daughter Missy Mitchell (Steve), 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, sisters Sandra Register, Carolyn West, Linda McClellan (Noel) and brother Johnnie Register (Sara), numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 in the afternoon on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at Wrightsboro Baptist Church located at 2736 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC 28401 with Pastors Steve Spearing and Rick Crocker officiating. Visitation with the family to immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center

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  • June 08, 2019
    Randy Hudson says:
    Randall was kind and understanding, he has been with our family for a long time, he married most of us and was there when family passed, I've had in depth conversations with him when I needed answers, rest in peace Randall, heaven has a great soul added to its ranks.

  • June 17, 2019
    Diane mcgee prairie says:
    Sorry but know he will hear well done good and faithful servant . I grew up attending Banner Chapel advent Christian ch urch in benson N.c.

  • June 10, 2019
    Deborah Jernigan says:
    Randall was such an inspiration to so many. His love of the Lord and his family was so refreshing. He was by far my favorite pastor and teacher. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I know we can vision in our minds God saying, well done, my good and faithful servant, welcome home.

  • June 10, 2019
    PATRICIA MCCLELLAN lit a candle:
    Lit since June 10, 2019 at 6:49:46 PM

  • June 10, 2019
    Dr. Will G. Barnes says:
    Reverend Randall Smith is a spiritual giant among us! Beloved friend of the W.F. & Rachel BARNES family who journey w/us for many years. He was full of the Holy Spirit, beloved Pastor and “lover of Jesus”! Rest In Peace good friend!