GASTONIA -- Cornelius W. Smith Jr., 88, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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He was a native of Wilkes County, Ga. and the son of the late Cornelius W. Smith Sr. and Lucy Norman Smith.
A service to celebrate Mr. Smith's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Gaston Memorial Park with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating. Military Rites will be provided by The Gaston County Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
Mr. Smith, a CPA, retired from Blue Bell Inc., graduated from the University of Georgia, served in the Marine Corps during WWII and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gastonia.
Survivors include his wife, Addie Dorothy McCannon Smith; son, Scott C. Smith and wife, Naomi Smith; daughter, Lisa S. Kies and husband, Jeffrey F. Kies; grandchildren, Harrison Smith, Emily Smith, Addie Kies and Hillary Kies .
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund c/o First Baptist Church 2650 Union Road Gastonia, N.C. 28054.
Condolences may be sent on line to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Smith family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 4, 2013