Donald Hugh Smith

February 2, 1931 ~ March 21, 2019 (age 88)


Donald Hugh Smith 88, of Whiteville died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.  He was born February 2, 1931 in Halifax County, the son of the late Walter Hugh Smith and Sarah Josie Hargrove Smith.

Donald was a 1957 graduate of East Carolina College with a BA in Business, a member of First Presbyterian Church, a tutor for the Columbus County Literacy Council, Lifetime member of the Whiteville Optimist Club, member of the Southeastern Oratorio and the Wilmington Jaycees.  He was an avid fisherman and a lifelong Pirate (ECU).

He is survived by his son, Mark McHugh Smith and wife, Kim of Whiteville; granddaughter, Leigh S. Edwards and husband, Chris of Wilmington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally McKay Smith; his parents; a brother, Theodore Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 25, 2019 at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery by Pastor Joe Washburn.   

His family will receive friends 5:30 - 7:30 pm Sunday, March 24, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to:  Columbus County Literacy Council, 102 West Main St., Whiteville, NC 28472, First Presbyterian Church, 511 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472 and Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472.

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March 24, 2019

5:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Trinity Baptist Church
Thompson St.
Whiteville, North Carolina 28472

Graveside Service
March 25, 2019

11:00 AM

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