Joe David Smith
1948 - 2021
BORN
1948
DIED
2021
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1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE
Hickory, NC
Joe David Smith

March 2, 1948 - November 20, 2021

Life-long Catawba County resident, Joe David Smith, born March 2, 1948, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 2021, at Catawba Valley Medical Center, following a hard-fought battle with COVID-19.

Having driven trucks as his vocation since the age of 18, Joe David Smith, will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and love of life. He was happiest sharing the bountiful produce from his annual vegetable garden, items he canned, and serving his famous potato dumplings at family gatherings.

He was the son of William and Helen Warlick Smith. At an early age because of the untimely death of his mother, Joe was allowed to be raised by his grandparents, J. W. and Beulah Lynn Warlick, and attended Fred T. Foard High School, with an outstanding scholastic record and worked on the family farm until he left to serve his country in the U.S. Army in Germany. He is a member of the American Legion Post 48. Joe was retired from Epes Trucking.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Judy Kay Lloyd Smith; son, Brian David Smith; and sister, Jeannette Smith Brannock.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Coyia Ricker and Kaylee Smith, of the home. Referred to as "Big Brother," he is survived by his special sister and brother-in-law, Cathy Smith and George Ritchie; and his stepbrother and sister-in-law, Sam and Frances McCracken.

The visitation, service and burial will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Corinth Baptist Church, 7929 NC-10, in Vale. Visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Services will begin at 2 p.m., conducted by the Revs. William Kanupp and Harold Whitener. Masks are required to be worn.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Nov. 23, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
27
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 1:45p.m.
Corinth Baptist Church
7929 NC-10, Vale, NC
Nov
27
Service
2:00p.m.
Corinth Baptist Church
7929 NC-10, Vale, NC
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