Noble Carl Smith was born on January 24, 1967 in Burlington, NC to James (Jay) Smith and Frances Smith. Carl grew up in several towns but spent the majority of his childhood in New Bern and Wilson, NC where he graduated high school from J.B. Hunt Jr. High School. After high school, Carl attended Campbell University. In 1989, he joined his father and brothers in the family auction business and in 1999, Carl and his partner started Eastern Environmental Management LLC, a full service environmental clean-up company.
Carl was raised as a Master Mason on March 3, 1993 at Queen City Lodge #602 and in 1997 served as Master of the Lodge. On May 15th of 1993, he crossed the hot sands of shrinedom in Fayetteville NC, and subsequently joined the Rocky Mount Shrine Club. He has held many positions within the Rocky Mount Shrine Club, serving as a Board of Director, Treasurer and in 1998 held the position of Shrine Club President. In 1998, he assisted in co-founding the Sudan Prowlers where he served as co-Captain from 98-2000 and Captain from 2000-03. In 1994 and 2010, he received the honor of Shriner of the Year from the Rocky Mount Shrine Club. Noble Carl is also a member of the Royal Court of Jesters # 145.
On July 14, 2008, Noble Carl married Janet Jackson of Rocky Mount. Janet who is an internal auditor for BB&T and a member of the Rocky Mount Shrinettes. Janet is the daughter of Felix and Linda Jackson of Rocky Mount NC. Together Carl and Janet have 3 children, Brandon, Jessica and Bailey. They reside in their home on the outskirts of Nashville, NC.
Noble Carl’s passions are his family and shrine family. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and seeing that everyone is having a good time. He feels privileged in having this honor bestowed upon him and is looking forward to working with the Divan and Nobility in its causes throughout Sudan and the Shrine Hospitals for Children.