Dwight Louis Smith, 75, of Albemarle, passed away on November 20, 2020 at home.
He was born January 14, 1945 to Moses Ezekiel and Venie (Treece) Smith in Norwood, NC. He graduated from South Stanly High School. He was married to his loving wife, Joyce, for 38 years. He had a long career as a life insurance agent. He was a long time member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Known, as "Big D" to many, he excelled at basketball and enjoyed playing in community softball leagues. He was an avid sports fan, especially when pulling for the Tarheels or the Dodgers. Most of all, he loved spending time with family. His grandchildren were especially dear to him. He had a way of making his loved ones feel special, and in turn, was loved by many.
Dwight is survived by daughters, Shonda Dawn Smith of Albemarle and Alesha Smith Morgan and husband Trent Morgan of Albemarle; son, Deron Louis Smith and wife Brandi Smith of Albemarle; three grandsons, Derek Smith, Joseph Smith, and Brann Church; four granddaughters, Erin Smith, Abigail Smith, Ella Morgan, and Ada Morgan; two sisters, Marlene Morton of Albemarle and Hazel Lowder of Durham, NC; three brothers, Elwood Smith of Albemarle, Ralph Smith of Albemarle, and Darrell Smith of Albemarle. He had many nieces and nephews that he dearly loved.
He was preceded in death by his father, Moses Ezekiel Smith; mother, Venie Smith; wife, Joyce Smith; sisters, Lucille Calloway and Edith Holt; brothers, James Talley Smith and Dodson Smith.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm at Pine Grove Methodist Church, Albemarle, NC. Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm with Ron Hartman officiating. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials can be sent to Pine Grove Methodist Church, 28766 NC 24-27 Hwy, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Online condolences can be given at www.hartsellfh.com
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