Salisbury - Gary L. Smith, Sr., 77, of Salisbury passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center after a short battle with bone cancer.
Born June 24, 1940 in Cabarrus County, Gary was the son of the late Faynelle McSwain Smith and Willard Edwin Smith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jeff Smith and David Smith.
He served three years in the Army, stationed in Korea, and was honorably discharged. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Salisbury. He was employed the last ten years as armed security for P&G Security.
Mr. Smith is survived by Mamie Smith, daughter Sherri Johnson (Johnny) and son Gary Jr (Mary). Grandchildren Curtis, Tanner and Jantzen Stirewalt, Jake and Zack Smith. He is also survived by his sister Susie Lawson (Mickey).
A visitation will be held at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell from 4-6pm, Wednesday, December 27th.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Smith family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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