Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

David Allen Smith, Sr.

David Allen Smith, Sr., 69, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018 in Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, Salisbury, NC. His funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, November 23, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel of Albemarle with Rev. Mike Lisk officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM prior to the service.

David was born October 27, 1949 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Carl Theron Smith and Alice Louise Lee Smith. He was a retired employee of Lorch Heating and Plumbing and a Veteran of the United States Navy.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife Lenora Cranford Smith. Survivors include a son David Allen Smith, Jr. of Albemarle, NC; two daughters Lisa Whitley of Durham, NC and Mitzi Hatley (Dustin) of Norwood, NC; brother Joe Smith (Shirley) of Albemarle, NC; a sister Judy Poplin (Larry) of Albemarle, NC; brother- in- law David Hatley of Albemarle, NC ; sister- in- law Linda Smith of Oakboro, NC; three grandchildren Michael Harrison, Jodie Burris and Brooke F. Davis; three great-grandchildren Lia Rose Davis, Savvanah Burleson and Cameron Burleson. David was also preceded in death by a son William Whitley, a brother W.F. Smith and a sister Carlene Hatley.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Smith Family.


  • Tresa Maner Posted November 21, 2018 7:37 am

    Praying for your family during this difficult time. It was an honor to help take care of him if only for a short time.

  • Starra R Herring Posted November 21, 2018 7:52 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Michele Thorpe Mills Posted November 21, 2018 11:11 am

    May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.

  • Nancy Carollo Posted November 21, 2018 11:16 am

    Praying for God’s comforting hand upon the family. Sending love, prayers and hugs.

  • Mary Mielich Posted November 21, 2018 2:04 pm

    Lisa and family,
    So very so sorry for the loss of a father, grandfather, uncle, brother. May he now rest in peace and not suffer anymore. He can enjoy life with his wife once again. I know it’s especially difficult time right around the holidays but know he is at peace now.

  • Todd carden Posted November 21, 2018 2:20 pm

    Lisa and family. sorry for y’alls lost may God be with y’all
    Todd C

  • Be tty Carroll Posted November 21, 2018 9:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family. God bless you all.

  • David and Karen Wilson Posted November 23, 2018 8:19 am

    We are praying for you and your family. May God’s grace abound today.

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