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Mr Richard "Dick" Smith

July 31, 1933 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 88)


Richard “Dick” Lewis Smith, 88, of Graham, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Peak Resources, Graham.

A native of Pelzer, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Horace and Susie Nelson Smith and the husband of the late Rosa Faison Smith. He attended Clemson College and graduated from Elon College with a degree in chemistry. He served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. He was a retired textile chemist and a founding member of New Covenant Fellowship Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Oakley and husband Chad of Graham; four grandchildren, Hayden Batts and wife Morgan of Graham, Chandler Batts and fiancé Madison Blamer of Graham, Britton Batts and wife Ally-Shea of Graham, and Nicole Oakley and fiancé Michael Toczko of Greensboro; great grandchild, Abigail Sowers; sister, Mary Sue Stewart of California; special sister-in-law, Virginia Faison of Raleigh; stepbrother, David Wilson of South Carolina; many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by a brother, Nelson Smith and sisters, Rachel Sherriff and Jean Culberson and stepfather, Julian Wilson.

A funeral service will be conducted at New Covenant Fellowship Church on Thursday, May 19 2022 at 11:00 a.m. by Pastor David Neff. The service will be livestreamed to the public on the New Covenant Fellowship Church Facebook page, ( Burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1913 Rogers Road, Graham, NC 27253 or AuthoraCare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Brookdale Memory Care, Burlington and AuthoraCare Hospice for the loving care extended to Mr. Smith.

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May 19, 2022

11:00 AM
New Covenant Fellowship Church
Rogers Rd
Graham, NC 27253


Alamance Memorial Park

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