A. B. Wallace Smith, 87, of Concord, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2022 at his home in Concord.
A.B. was born February 20, 1935 in Stanfield, NC to the late John Arthur Smith and the late Bell Love Smith.
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Betty Taylor Smith; sisters, Bertha Smith, Minnie Smith, Mattie Smith and Eva Smith; and brothers, Ralph Smith and Jim Smith.
Survivors include his son, A.B. Wallace (Jennifer) Smith, Jr. of Gold Hill, NC; granddaughter, Ashley Krimminger and husband Aaron, of Mt. Pleasant, NC; great granddaughter, Ava Caldwell of Mt. Pleasant, NC; sister, Ina Sheffield of Concord, NC; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins.
A.B. proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Southern Friendship Baptist Church. A.B. worked as a foreman in the textile industry, and then became the owner and operator of Smith's Home Improvement for 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed spending his weekends on High Rock Lake, then later purchased a beach house at Holden Beach that he and his wife Betty thoroughly enjoyed. A.B. also loved a good fish fry, Christmas family gatherings, and loved spending time grooming his yard. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him and loved him.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Home Care & Hospice for their exceptional care. As well as Linda Moss of the VA Home Health Care, Dale Carpenter of In Home Care, and Cole Meador of Tender Heart Adult Care.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 am - 10:15 am, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow at 10:30 am in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Rev. Jesse Watkins of Southern Friendship Baptist Church . Burial will take place at the Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice at www.communityhch.com
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Smith family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.hartsellfh.com