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David Earl Smith


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David Earl Smith Obituary
NEW ORLEANS, La. - David Earl Smith, 63, passed away on Dec. 30, at his home in New Orleans, surrounded by his family. Born on Feb. 14, 1954, in Greenville, N.C., he spent his early years in Pitt County before relocating to Paterson and, later, Montague, to start a family and pursue his master's degree in English.
David spent his career teaching at both the high school and college level, instilling his love of literature and the arts into his students. In 2010, David retired to New Orleans with his wife.
He was predeceased by his father, Norman Earl Smith; his mother, Stella Gray Harden Smith; and his brother, Robert Norman Smith. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Anne Burrows; her children, Melissa Marshburn and Scott Burrows; his loving wife, Linda Smith; his four children, Sascha Watkins, Imogen Myslinski, Mayde Pokorny and Errol Smith; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon, on Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Sandyston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Redhawk Native American Arts Council in David's name. Jacob Schoen & Son is in charge of arrangements.
To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.schoenfh.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 7, 2018
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