Vivian Smith Sink West

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vivian Smith Sink West, 73, of Salisbury, NC passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born June 23, 1944, in Pitt County to the late Herman Hoover Smith and Mary Forrest Smith.

Ms. West was a 1962 graduate of Thomasville High School. She was a homemaker for many years but later in her life she became a long distance truck driver, delivering new trucks. Ms. West was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a former member of the Piedmont Handgunners Association and was the former No. 1 female in North Carolina in target shooting. She was an avid blood donor, donating numerous gallons over the years. Ms. West enjoyed treasure hunting at flea markets, especially for her salt and pepper shaker collection and was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing; much of her work she donated to charity. She was also a trivia buff and the family historian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William Herman Smith and Carl Edward Smith.

Email newsletter signup

Ms. West is survived by her daughter, Crystal Sink Bost and husband, Dana, of Salisbury, NC, sister, Evelyn Smith Spillers and husband, Charlie, of Oxford, MS, sisters-in-law, Arlita Sink Smith of Lexington and Barbara Hicks Smith of Thomasville, special nephew, Terry Spillers of Oxford, MS, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will visit with friends and relatives from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s, conducted by Rev. D. J. Lura, Pastor. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the West family. Online condolences may be made at