David (Mike) Smith Sr., our Pop, left us to be with our God on April 13, 2017 after a long illness. Pop was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on December 27, 1938. He was a long time resident of Covington, Georgia. He served in the United States Army Reserves and worked many years in sales. He loved being with his large family, keeping his four acre yard looking good, and playing the lottery. Pop was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Flora Smith, his brother Dennis Ray Smith, his sister Mary Ella Bruce, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue Smith, his children Mike and Diane Smith of Covington, Ricky and Kim Smith of Rutledge, Robin Warren of Covington, Eric and Heather Gravitt of Monroe, Suzanne Gravitt of Covington, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Karlean Hester and Jean Brizzi, his brother-in-law George Bruce, his sister-in-law Sheilah Dawes, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Mr. Smith will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Swann officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at J. C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4228 Mill St., Covington, Georgia 30014.
J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.