DALLAS - Jerry Lee Smith, 76, passed away Nov. 25, 2012, at his home.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Maranatha Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Maranatha Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Stanley of Crowders
View Freewill Bap-tist Church and Pastor Chris Doster of Maranatha Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
Mr. Smith was born in Gaston County to Jesse Smith and Myrtle Smith White on March 7, 1936.
He served in the US Army. He worked for the Gaston County Police and worked at Akers Motor Lines as Payroll Specialist and also worked at Billings Freight Systems as a Terminal Manager. He was greatly involved in church and served as a deacon. He enjoyed gospel music recording, woodworking, fishing, college basketball, NFL football, and most of all his family.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his brother, the Rev. Billy Blair Smith and parents.
Jerry Lee Smith is survived by his wife, Edna Bradshaw Smith of Dallas, daughter and son-in-law Carlin and David Hardin of Dallas, daughter and son-in-law Mikie and Chris Gibson of Mount Holly, daughter and son-in-law Jade and Ray Human of Hampstead; sisters, Mary Smith Bradshaw of Gastonia, and Carol Ellington of Gastonia; grandchildren, Adam Franklin, Ashley Franklin, Lee Franklin, Logan Human, Hannah Human, Aaron Mor-gan, Bobby Hardin and special bonus daughter Shelly Morgan.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to his church, Crowders View Freewill Baptist, Hospice, Maranatha Baptist Church, Greene Funeral Ser-vice and the many kind and gracious friends during his sickness and passing.
Condolences may be left in Mr. Smith's online guestbook at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.