GASTONIA - Duane Scott Smith, 46, passed away July 4, 2014, at home.
He was born in Gaston County on May 10, 1968, to Thomas Smith and the late Patricia Louise Chas-tain.
He had a great love for his children, grandchildren and all around him including his dog Dryfus.
In addition to his father, Duane is survived by his long love fiancée Donna Barker; children David, Mi-chael, Madison and Matthew Smith; step-daughter Lynn Barker; grandchildren Destiny, Bryson, Aayden, Aleaha and Layton Smith; sister Pam Smith; brothers Tommy, Timmie and Thomas Smith; brother in law Mark Barker; nieces Ashley Smith, Miranda Barefoot and Ally Smith; nephew Chad Barefoot and the Chastain family of Bryson City and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at A Simple Service, 451 Hospital Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054 with
Mike Presnell and Paul Moore officiating.