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Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Norfleet N. Smith Sr.

November 29, 1923November 19, 2019

Norfleet Smith, 95, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born November 29, 1923, he was the son of the late Leroy and Helen Smith.

Norfleet served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, and subsequently joined the DuPont Company as an Engineer. He was a devoted husband and pursued all of his interests with his wife. He was fond of steam trains, WWI planes, nature, and supported many good causes and charities such as the Nature Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity and St. Jude Children's Hospital. He was an avid reader but mostly enjoyed being with family and friends.

Norfleet was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude Renn Smith.

He is survived by his two children Trudy Barker (Wayne) and Norfleet Smith, Jr (Michele), and grandchildren Steven Sexton (Doreen), Brandon Smith, and Nicholas Smith.

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Wayne Barker

November 25, 2019

Not only was Mr. Smith my Father-in-law, he was my friend. We shared a love for salt and pepper peanuts. On many occasions I would find them delivered to my door. He wanted to make sure he had some when he came to visit. This man, my Father-in-law, my friend will be truly missed. See U soon!!!

BILL BURNS

November 24, 2019

NORFLEET WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN ,A LONG TIME FRIEND OF MORE THAN 50 YEARS,AND ONE OF A KIND.YOU COULD COUNT ON NORFLEET TO HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING ANYTIME,AND NO QUESTIONS ASKED.HE WAS SMART AS COULD BE AND QUICK ON THE WIT,AND THE MOST HONEST MAN I HAVE EVER MET.

NORFLEET WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM,BUT HE HAS GONE ON TO A BETTER PLACE.I WILL MISS YOU OLD FRIEND!

BILL BURNS


Mike & Ann Sexton

November 24, 2019

Fleet was a great man. He alwways had a sharp mind, wonderful wit, and a love for others. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tomas Perez

November 22, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Norfleet Smith, Sr. However, I have had the privilege of knowing his son, Norfleet Smith, Jr., for many years. Based on this legacy, I can only imagine the kind and wonderful person that he was to have raised such a gentlemen. May his son, daughter, grandchildren and in-laws find peace and cherish the memories of this man.

Jeff Fackler

November 22, 2019

Dear Fleet and family, Theresa and I extend our most sincere condolences and prayers that your grief is replaced with fond memories of his many years. May he rest in peace, and peace be with you.

Richard Murphy

November 21, 2019

I have the pleasure of working with his son Fleet . We work with customers who still after over 40 yrs talk about how they enjoyed and respected his father !!

May he Rest In Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY