Donald G. Smith
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MOORESVILLE - Donald G. Smith, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Concord, after a period of declining health.
He was born Aug. 22, 1935, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Lawrence B. Smith and Virginia Goodnight Smith. Don was a graduate of the former Odell High School.
He was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant One, No. 7 Quiller Room for 42 years until his retirement. Don was also an active member of North Kannapolis Baptist Church, Kannapolis, where he was a deacon, church training director, Sunday School teacher and active in other phases of church activities.
He and his wife worked for 35 years helping the A.L. Brown High School band raise funds and as chaperones on their various trips. Among his other interests, he loved gardening and playing with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Juanita Campbell Smith; one son, Keith Smith and wife Beth of Mooresville; grandchildren Lauren Smith and fiance; Seth Brown of Mooresville, Brandon Smith of Mooresville.
Arrangements: The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Chris O'Guin and Rev. Richard Bailey. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, with military rites conducted by the Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30 at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis. The family will be at the residence the remainder of the time.
Memorials: May be made to North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd Kannapolis, NC 28083
Published in Salisbury Post on May 29, 2014