Audra Byron Smith, MD, 92, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 1219 Hawkweed Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Audra Byron Smith, MD was born on November 26, 1920 to William Audra and Jessie Lois Kluge Smith. He graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1950 and returned to his hometown of Sikeston, MO where he practiced medicine until 1967. He then joined the Federal government as a physician where he worked in American Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia, Iran, Greece, Taiwan, and Brazil until his retirement in 1988. Dr. Smith then returned to his farm in Round Hill, VA where he resided until moving to Fuquay-Varina in the late 1990’s.
Dr. Smith was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Thomas Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Nell; daughter, Lynne (Jensen) and husband, Peter of West Haven, CT; sons, Brad and wife, Christine of Taipei, Taiwan, Alex of Raleigh, NC, Reeves and wife, Jocelyn of Leesburg, VA; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.thomasfuneral.com.