Born in Ohio, he was the son of the late Buck and Jeanette Johnson Smith. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army. Mr. Smith was retired from the state of Ohio as a meat inspector after 13 years of service. He moved to Polk County in 1989, coming from Arizona.
Surviving is his wife of 33 years, June Dale Smith of the home; one daughter, Judy Reddix and husband William of Mill Spring; one brother, Roy Smith of Elgin, Ill. Also surviving are four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at 3 p.m. in Silver Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Chris Osborn officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery, with military rites provided by Polk County Memorial Burial Squad.
Memorials may be made to Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722 or Silver Creek Baptist Church Youth Fund, 1955 Silver Creek Road, Mill Spring, N.C. 28756.
An online guest register can be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.
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