David A. Smith, Sr.

June 7, 1943December 3, 2018

Peacefully and surrounded by family on December 3, 2018 DAVID A. SMITH, SR.; beloved father of Katrina Marie Armstrong, David Alexander Smith, Jr., Stephen Craig Smith and Kevin Wayne Smith. Also lovingly survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and David’s lifelong friend, Frank DiBattista. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, Maryland 21082 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in David’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or visit


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, December 11, 2018

David A. Smith, Sr.

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Lisa Cain

December 10, 2018

To the family of Mr. David....

I had the pleasure of working with him at Home Depot and he made it so much more fun. We would share stories or our children and grandkids and always end up laughing. His love for family and friends will live in our hearts forever. The last time I saw him, he came through Garden on the scooter. I ran out, he stood up and he gave me the biggest hug, I will remember that moment and the smile he always had. We were all fortunate to have known him. He will truly be missed,

Jody and Wendy

December 9, 2018

Beautifully manicured gardens, fishponds, birdfeeders...
The afternoon began by helping mulch their backyard gardens and admiring the springtime blossoms. By the end of the afternoon, David was sharing his plantings with us to take home. Not having the same gardening talent, we quickly transplanted the flowers, hoping we could carry on the beauty. Every spring they return...a little touch of David will live on in our garden too...We'll miss you dear friend.
Jody and Wendy

Tamara Little

December 9, 2018

We worked together at HD when I was there for about 2 yrs. He was so funny And sweet. He was an amazing baker and cook. My favorite,Was his toffee cake.. He would make scarfs to give to the cashiers for Christmas.and then when I started at Lowes I would see him from time to time shopping. I would run up to him and hug him.. R.I.H. Im gonna miss you so....😢

Tyler Armstrong

December 8, 2018

I love you pop. I will miss you forever and will cherish the memories i have with you til the end of time. You are such a caring man, who put everyone else first before his own self. I will miss the amazing Thanksgiving dinners, and the train garden. Rest easy poppy, til next time.

Jeremy Voss

December 7, 2018

What can I say about my grandfather he was a very kind and loving person .I remember all the thanksgiving dinners that we spent together as a family thanksgiving will never be the same.But as a family we will continue the tradition because that was your favorite holiday besides Christmas . I would like to thank you for everything you did for me and Mary when we got married .That was a very special day I will never forget it .I love you Poppie until we meet again

Dj Voss

December 7, 2018

I love u pop u where always a great granddad and I will never forget the many thanksgiving dinners u cooked or being chased by u with a wooden spoon because we wouldn't stop messing with gizmo. You are forever gone but you will no way ever be forgotten. We love you pop, Dj,Caelyn,Carter,Kennedy, & Keegan.

Stephen Smith

December 6, 2018

There are no words to express the loss I feel. My Father was a man with tremendous strength and dignity. He loved God, his children, his grandchildren and his friends. He went through great lengths to make things beautiful for everyone while not wanting anyone to fuss over him. I've never known this kind of pain but I am glad his suffering is over. I know in his selfless way he would want us to keep him in our hearts and continue our lives with the same strength and dignity that he possessed. My Father, My Friend will always be remembered and I will think of him every day. Until we meet again I will see you in my brothers, my sister, and all of your grandchildren. Thank You Dad, I Will Always Love You. Your Son, Stephen.

Sally Ann Tanasi

December 6, 2018

Thanks Dave for all the fun times, memories and hospitality you showed me whenever I visited you and Frank. I’ll always remember visiting around Christmas and ringing in the New Year with you! The house was decorated to perfection with I think 25 trees!!!amazing how much you loved it and it showed. Although you were very sick the last time I saw you, I never once heard you complaining, I know you are surrounded by the angels because of your strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We will miss your smile and sweet personality! Love Sally Ann

Tamara Gordon

December 6, 2018

I recently got to meet Uncle David and Uncle Frank for the very first time. I walked into the door to their home and was instantly enveloped with Love and the true feeling of home. Living on the west coast did not allow me to spend the next few years spending time with him but that didn’t stop my wonderful Uncle from making sure I knew he loved me and couldn’t wait for the next visit in person. I wish my mom could have met him in person after all these years. I will miss him and his true heart. What an amazing man who I am blessed and proud to be able to say he is my Uncle. I love you Unc!

Katrina Armstrong

December 6, 2018

How do I find the words to honor the man I have loved the most in this life? How can I express the tremendous pain and sorrow that I feel to the very bottom of my soul? How can I find a way to keep living this life with such heartache? It seems impossible. Dad, your strength and determination to live life, as difficult as it was for you, was nothing short of amazing. There is so much we will miss about life with you, and our lives will be forever changed. As we approach your most favorite time of year, the pain cuts even deeper…just when you think it can’t hurt anymore. I promise to do the best I can to carry on, to celebrate your life and to keep your memory alive. You, my sweet Daddy, will never be forgotten. A lifetime of memories will live on in our hearts. Thank God for you, for all you have brought to our lives, for your protection and love of our family. We will do our best to follow your lead. It has been an honor to be your girl. Rest easy Dad.... Meet me at the gate. All my love, all my life…Katrina Marie