Harry L. Smith Sr.

March 29, 1936January 29, 2019

Harry Lewis Smith Sr. of Minthill, NC passed away on Tuesday, January 29 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte at the age of 82 years old.

He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina one of ten children to Mack and Elizabeth Smith. He was a meat cutter for 40 years and recently retired from Ruths Salads.

Harry loved to fish and play golf. He was passionate about his garden, specifically about his tomatoes.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Victoria Eliis and her husband Mickey and his son, Harry Smith and his wife Sonia, and his seven grandchildren, Christine Jones, Melissa Jones, Hannah Ellis, Faith Ellis, Cory Smith, Zachary Smith and Summer Smith. His sisters, June Griffin, Betty Jo Goodson, Dixie Sims and Charlotte Hensley and his brother Jerry Smith.

He is predeceased by his wife Betty Jane Cable Smith, parents Mack and Elizabeth Smith, sisters Mary Elizabeth Shipes, Peggy Green, Virginia Bumgardner and brother Buddy Smith, and daughter Becky Jones.

The family will be receiving friends at Forest Lawn West Cemetery 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 on Friday, February 1st 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with the funeral immediately following at 1:00 PM.


  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, February 1, 2019

Harry L. Smith Sr.

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Donald Todd

January 31, 2019

Uncle Harry you will be missed by all . I always remember you as a strong christian, a good father and an all around great man. You always seemed so strong to me, built like a fireplug and quick with a laugh or a piece of good advice. I must admit, there were times as a teen that you scared me a little, but I appreciate every bit of guidance that you gave me in those days when I maybe didn't always make the best decisions. The family reunions at your home hold a special place in my memories, how I would love to go back and revisit those days. If a man's worth is measured by the love he shared, the people who loved him back and the memories that he leaves in his wake, you have entered into Heaven as rich as anyone who came before you or will follow. I only wish my children could have met you. Victoria and Harry, I send every ounce of my love and prayers to you and want you to know that although we are separated by distance, you are always held close in my heart.