LOUISBURG - Louis Melvin Smith, Sr., 66, of the Red Bud Community, died Thursday morning.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delia M. and Bruce Melvin Smith; sisters, Diane Abbott and Beth Simmons; brothers, Mark Warrick and Gary Smith.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Rock Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Charlene Hedgepeth Smith; son, Louis M. Smith, Jr. of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly S. and Kevin Tart of Louisburg; the love and joy of his life, his grandchildren, Susan Marie Smith, Dillon Piper, David Tart and Charleigh Tart; great-grandson, Hunter Thorne; sisters, Dale Hamilton of PA; Ursula Leskarac of Germany; brother, Terry Smith of Franklinton..
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hickory Rock Baptist Church, Youth Ministry, 1580 Firetower Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,