KINGS MOUNTAIN - David Hugh Smith, Sr., 91, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence. A native of the Reepsville area of Lincoln County, he was born Oct. 23, 1922, son of the late Thomas and Bertha Dellinger Smith.
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He moved at an early age with his parents to Bladen County, where he graduated from high school. He was married to the former Sadie Neil Branch of Lumberton, who precedes him in death. He worked in the construction industry as an electrician for many years. He retired from the Operating Department of Duke Power Company in 1987. He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church for 54 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Little and husband Jud of Charlotte and Donna Unger and husband Henry of Denver, Colo.; one son, David H. Smith, Jr. and wife Nancy of Kings Mountain; one sister, Sue Perry of Lumberton; and 11 grandchildren, Hannah and husband Seth, Darcy, Joe, Michael and wife Emily, Jennifer and husband Grant, Emily, Christopher, Stephen, Carlyn, Madlyn and Sam.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain
Officiated by: The Rev. Hobby Outten
Burial: Will immediately follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle Kings Mountain NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 953 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on May 21, 2014