Gerald W. Smith Sr.

December 9, 1940February 21, 2021

Gerald Smith, Sr., 80, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at Presbyterian Hospital on February 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Veronica (Vickie) Dickerson and parents, Pauline Sherron and Virgil Estes of Charlotte, NC.

Survivor, and loving wife now, Linda Anderson Smith, and children Terrie Smith Young of Charlotte, Gerald “Jerry” Smith, Jr. of Charlotte, and Tommy (Kearstin) Dabney of Lugoff, SC.

Grandkids are Josh Young, Jordan Young, Gerald (Tripp) Smith III, Rachel and Jill Dabney. Great-grandchild, Carter Young. Sisters, Frances (Mickey) Outz, Donna Estes of Charlotte. Brother, Douglas Estes of Cherryville, NC. Mentionable, Ronnie and Betty Cowles, and Don Young.

Gerald was most known by working at Dixie News, owning Minute Grill and City Carpet.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC 28208. Anyone that wants to come, please do. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Processing Center, P.O. Box 863765 Orlando, FL 32886.


  • J. L. Thompson
  • Ronnie Cowles
  • Don Young
  • Josh Young
  • Jordan Young
  • Gerald "Tripp" Smith III


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


Gerald W. Smith Sr.

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Andy Davis

February 25, 2021

I sure am sorry to hear of Gerald passing. He was my baseball coach in the early 70’s. And always had a kind word and a hug for me. Our mother’s were very close even though Gerald and I were 20 years different in age. Another strong Westsider has been lost to this earthly home. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Andy Davis