OBITUARY

David James Smith

April 27, 1936June 8, 2019
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David James Smith, 83, of Lenoir passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir.

Mr. Smith was born April 27, 1936 in Caldwell County to the late Edward Smith and Viola Price Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Duncan and also an infant sister.

David was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a product engineer for Bernhardt Furniture. He enjoyed traveling and his favorite trip was to Alaska, the place he most wanted to go to again. David was very talented in woodworking, he made many things including a cradle that he made for his grandchildren when they were born.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Hattie Roberts Smith of the home, sons; Daniel Smith and wife Krystal of Lenoir, Jason Smith and spouse Fletcher of Knoxville, TN, and grandchildren; Jacob and Lexi Smith of Lenoir.

A funeral service to honor Mr. Smith will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Whitnel First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Hedgecock officiating.

Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carol Hedrick, Bruce Roberts, Clay Wilson, Daniel Smith, Austin Fox and Don Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Smith and Jacob Smith.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of David James Smith.

  • FAMILY

  • Hattie Roberts Smith, Wife
  • Edward Smith, Father
  • Viola Price Smith, Mother
  • Daniel Smith, Son
  • Jason Smith, Son
  • Charles Smith, Brother
  • Jacob Smith, Grandchild
  • Lexi Smith, Grandchild
  • Louise Duncan, Sister
  • Infant Sister, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Carol Hedrick
  • Bruce Roberts
  • Clay Wilson
  • Daniel Smith
  • Austin Fox
  • Don Harrison
  • Jason Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Smith, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Thomas Triplett

June 23, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends

Charles Triplett

June 18, 2019

I was so very sorry to hear about Mr. Smith's passing. I know he was greatly loved by his family and friends. I have been friends with his son Jason for over 40 years. Thinking of you all.
Charles Triplett, Hudson/Lenoir, North Carolina

Krystal Smith

June 11, 2019

The world will never know a man like David again. He was the most selfless man I have ever had the pleasure of being around and loving on. David, I know you are with Jesus, but we sure do miss you down here.... Love you forever

Chris Johnson

June 11, 2019

On behalf of Corning and the HCF supply chain team, please know we are thinking of Daniel and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Biography

David James Smith, 83, of Lenoir passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir.

Mr. Smith was born April 27, 1936 in Caldwell County to the late Edward Smith and Viola Price Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Duncan and also an infant sister.

David was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a product engineer for Bernhardt Furniture. He enjoyed traveling and his favorite trip was to Alaska, the place he most wanted to go to again. David was very talented in woodworking, he made many things including a cradle that he made for his grandchildren when they were born.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Hattie Roberts Smith of the home, sons; Daniel Smith and wife Krystal of Lenoir, Jason Smith and spouse Fletcher of Knoxville, TN, and grandchildren; Jacob and Lexi Smith of Lenoir.

A funeral service to honor Mr. Smith will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Whitnel First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Hedgecock officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carol Hedrick, Bruce Roberts, Clay Wilson, Daniel Smith, Austin Fox and Don Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Smith and Jacob Smith.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of David James Smith.