Melville Ray Smith, 98, of Norwood, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his son’s home, after a month of declining health.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 2:00PM, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Mary Hatley will officiate and interment will follow in Norview Gardens, Norwood. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Melville was born March 28, 1924 in Stanly County to the late Matthew and Cornelia Carpenter Smith. Melville proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II. He was an active member of VFW Post 6183. Melville was a retiree of Stanly Fixtures where he was an installation and plastic room foreman. He attended Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.
Melville loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a loving father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Dennis Smith and second wife, Marge Roberts Smith; brothers, Lenox Smith, Robert Smith, Spencer Smith, Lawrence Smith and sisters, Annie Ruth Luther and Mary Kate Bowers.
He is survived by his son, Gary Smith(Pam); granddaughters, Hailey Smith Tyson(Kurt) and Cortney Smith Molino(Dan); great granddaughters, Kinsley and Cohen Tyson all of Norwood; step daughters, Dawn “Didi” Harrison of Mount Gilead and Melanie Chandler of Gilbert, AZ; step grandchildren, Brian, Heather, Christopher, Peyton and Rachel.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Kenneth Shank and his staff, Connie Greene and Mandy Hartis with Always Caring and Community Homecare & Hospice for their love and support.
Memorials may be made to: VFW Post 6183, P. O. Box 472, Norwood, NC 28128.
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