STANLEY - David Ray Smith, 79, of 802 West Chestnut Street, passed away Friday May 9, 2014.
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He was born in Gaston County, son of the late David Cecil and Bertha Lutz Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Della Mae
Davis Smith and a sister Betty Smith Weaver. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Stanley.
He is survived by one son, Mike Smith and his wife Kelleigh of Stanley; one daughter, Julie Robinson and husband Brian of Mount Holly; one stepgranddaughter, Ashleigh McManus and husband Michael of Jacksonville; one stepgrandson, Derek Lavender of Stanley.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Smith will be held 3 p.m. Monday May 12, 2014, at the Christ Lu-theran Church in Stanley.
Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mount Holly with military rites performed by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 203 South Main Street, Stanley, NC 28164.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly, NC is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 10, 2014