GASTONIA - James Dennis Smith, 54, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Born in Gastonia, he was the son of James Gordon Smith of Gastonia and the late Barbara Huffman Smith.
Mr. Smith was a plumber and avid fisherman who loved the outdoors.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Dennis Smith and Kathleen Smith of Statesville; daughter, Jessica Marie Smith of Catawba; sisters and brother-in-law, Luan and Jerry Threlkeld of Gastonia, and Debbie Smith Turner of Gastonia; grandchildren, Nathan, Noah and Nicholas Smith and Taylor Smith; nieces, Ashley and Cassie Threlkeld; nephews, Chase Threlkeld, Trey and Brad Turner.
Family and friends of Dennis Smith are invited to attend his funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Hensley will officiate.
Entombment will follow at the Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
Condolences may be sent online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Smith.