David Smith

David Walter Smith

Tuesday, March 16th, 1937 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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David Walter Smith, 83, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

He was born in Binghampton, NY to the late Minard and Effie Yocum Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea Marie Smith; brothers, Kenneth, Marty, Leo and Donald and sister, Joan Smith. David worked for IBM for 28 years as a Computer and Robotics Programmer and 14 additional years as a Contractor. His most proud accomplishment at IBM was the honor of working with NASA on the Apollo Moon Landing. He enjoyed fishing, bowling on leagues, playing cards and going to Cherokee. David also enjoyed renovating homes, while living in Raleigh, he was very proud of the 1895 home he remodeled. He was a past Master Mason at Masonic Lodge 742 in Mint Hill, NC. David proudly served his country in the Army from 1955-1958.

He is survived by his children, Gail Smith, David Smith (Crystal), Tricia Sims (Tom English), Cara Smith (Shane Burrell), Kim (David) O’Conner, Christopher Glekas (Louie Palombi), Jeremy Glekas, and David Glekas; thirteen grandchildren, Jennifer Burnette, Michelle Burnette, Heather Smith, Haley Smith, Hayden Smith, Meredith Blankenship, Chandler Sims, Riley Sims, Josie English, Bryant Burrell, Stephanie Spring, Tanner DeWolf and Jonah Glekas; sisters, Helen Meddleton and Molly Lightner; also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with Mr. Smith’s wishes, the funeral will be a private service held at a later date.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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