Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29Th Avenue Ne, Hickory, NC


Wayne Carl Smith

March 29, 1936September 6, 2019

Wayne Carl Smith, age 83 of Hickory, NC passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Carolina Caring after a period of declining health.

Wayne was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was born March 29, 1936 in Caldwell Co., to the late Carl Lafayette and Birtie Lee Cannon Smith. He had retired as a product designer from the furniture industry. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margaret Melton Smith; a son, Dr. Scott Smith and wife, Petra Weishaupt-Smith of Cary, NC; a daughter, Penny Hunsucker and husband, Dale of Conover, NC; 2 brothers, Jim Smith and wife, Susie of Rock Hill, SC and Allen Smith and wife, Sherry of Lenoir, NC; a sister, JoAnn Laxton of Hudson; grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Katharina Smith, Josh Curtis and wife, Aura, Jonathan Curtis and wife, AdriAnne and a great grandchild, Ivy Curtis.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Deal will officiate and entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lenoir. The family will receive friends from 1-1:45pm on Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, 3320 9th Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Smith family at www.drumfh-hickory.com

The Smith family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory, NC.


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Peggy Cannon Long

September 12, 2019

My dad (Theodore) was Aunt Bertie Lee's brother, and our family visited them on occasion when we were young. We played ball with Carl and our other cousins. There was a pasture next door, and the ball landed inside the pasture. I went to get it and was just getting ready to climb over the fence when this large horse came running towards me. I was so scared, but Wayne and the others made sure I was OK.
I'm really sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Mrs. Peggy Cannon Long