Glendon C. Smith
Glendon C. Smith

Glendon C. Smith, 82, died peacefully Friday, Nov., 6, 2020, at his home in Anderson, S.C.

He was a 1957 graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, and received a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from NC State in 1961. He spent four years in the U.S. Naval reserves, and 18 years in Ohio working as an Engineer for Mauch Labs, helping to develop early reading systems for the blind. A southerner at heart, Glen moved back south to Anderson, S.C., where he worked as a research engineer for BASF. Upon retiring, he enjoyed many unique hobbies, including caring for his large wooded property for over 30 years, prior to his death. He was an avid lover of nature—enjoying farming, hiking, photography, hunting and fishing; as well as an active member of Mensa and a frequent patron of the arts/theater.

Survivors who loved Glendon and will miss him terribly include his son, Lee K. Smith of Townville, S.C.; daughter, Beverly Smith-McCarthy (Tom) of Madison, Conn.; sisters, Agnes S. Poole (Bill), of Clemmons, and Margaret "Margie" Leonard of Kannapolis.

In lieu of services/flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Sierra Club.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Nov. 15, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Add a Message
1 Entry
So sorry to hear this! I enjoyed knowing him. I would see him at the Anderson Arts Center openings and we had mutual friends that we had dinner with in the past. A real sweetheart. I hope he didn’t suffer. My deepest sympathy to family and friends.
Jill Helgeson
November 15, 2020