David "D.L." Smart, age 95, of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
D.L. was born September 16, 1924 in Rutherford County to the late Ulysses Vance Smart and Lona Mae Whitesides Smart. He worked in textiles and owned and operated the David Smart Rug Company for many years. D.L. was a longtime member of Corinth Baptist Church and an avid coon hunter and fisherman. He also loved gardening and going to flea markets.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Winnie Mae Davidson Smart; two brothers, Erastus Vance Smart, Robert Lee Smart and by a close friend who was like a son, Hitus Harrill.
Those left to cherish his memory include three sons, Kenneth Smart (Paula), Dennis Smart (Lisa) and Joe Smart (Kristina) all of Ellenboro; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Flora Ann Smith and Wilma Shytle (Bill) all of Ellenboro.
The funeral service was conducted at Corinth Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorial donations go to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.