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John David Smith

Dec. 8, 1928 - Aug. 4, 2014


John David Smith, 85, died peacefully Monday at Wake Med in Raleigh. He was a native of Harnett County and was employed by Carolina Power and Light Co. retiring with 37 years of service. John was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He served as a "Den Father" with Cub Scouts and afterwards became actively involved in Boy Scouts. He liked the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Betty Smith; sons, Tony Smith and wife Sally of Raleigh, and Davey Smith and companion Linda of Fuquay Varina; grandchildren, Joshua and Gabriel Smith of Fuquay Varina, Emily Smith of Knightdale and Megan Smith of Raleigh; great-grandchildren, Brook and Brantley Smith of Fuquay Varina; brother, Howard Smith of Raleigh; sisters, Marie Pope of Gretna, VA and Polly Parrish of Benson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Thursday at Montlawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Thursday.

Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made to
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Montlawn Funeral Home
2911 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 772-1073
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Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 6, 2014