Harry Lee Smith

Tuesday, February 26, 1946 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023

In Honor And Remembrance

Photo of Harry Lee Smith  - 1946-2023

Harry Lee Smith, age 77, of Clyde, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at his residence.

He is joined in his heavenly home by many who have gone before him. His parents, Claude and Inez Smith; his sisters, Cora Mae Smith, Barbara “Bob” Henson, Virginia “Gin” Mathis, Mary Alice Smith and a brother, David Smith. 

Harry leaves behind his beloved wife of 49 years, Sue Singleton Smith; a brother Mike Smith (Becky); a sister, Vicki; sons, Shannon Smith (Julie), and Nick Smith; his two beautiful granddaughters, Madisen and Elizabeth; numerous special nephews and nieces, who fought over being his number one!

Harry was a proud Vietnam Veteran, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. After serving his country, Harry came home and was an employee at Champion Paper for 30 years. Following his retirement, Harry’s passion was wood-working, his family, and enjoying a cup of coffee with a Nutty Bar. He spent hours creating and making various wood pieces to be given away to family members and friends. Harry also made several wood pieces to be donated as fundraisers for local charities.

We would like to recognize Harry’s long-time pain management nurse, Mary Hoyle “Bo” Rosson.

A funeral service with military honors will be at 3:00PM, Saturday, October 28, 2023, in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Officiating will be his son, Shannon Smith. The interment will be in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Harry’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Smith family.


Condolences from family and friends

Sue and family, Mike and Viki.... I'm so sorry to hear of Harry's passing...I pray God be with you during this time and the days to come.
Keitha Blalock
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sending love and prayers.
Mike and Viki so sorry to hear about Harry
Sue, Shannon and Nick (and the full family), I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could be there tomorrow for the service but won't be able to travel. My love and thoughts are with you all. Sending hugs. Joyce and Molly
Joyce Fish
Sue, my sweet middle sister by love. Right now there is little I can say or do to help make your heart not hurt so badly. Then God steps in and all those beautiful memories of Harry start flooding your heart and soul putting that beautiful smile back on your lovely face. What a blessing. Anything you may need or just want, please let me know. Your big sister by love. Louise
Louise Davis
I'm sorry for your loss praying for you and your family Love you
Shirley Moore
Sue,Shannon & Nick Vickie & Mike I’m very sorry for your loss…Harry was such a loving and caring person and so easy going… I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kathy B Smith Corley
I was a neighbor of Harry Lee's family for many years on Scot's Dale Road. Virginia went to school with me at Bethel High School and we talked on the phone until she got sick.; His family growing up were a special family and I remember them after all these years. I remember them as being good neighbors.. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
AnneBramlett Mathews
I was so sorry to hear about Harry Lee, My family were neighbors of their family for many years on Scott's Dale Road. They were a special family. I went to school with Virgina and we talked on the phone unti she got sick; My thoughts and prayers are with the family..
Anne Bramlett Mathews
Sue and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Harry. He is with the father now and has a new body. My prayers are with you and your family during this time and the times to come. I love my friend. Love Tammy and Rodney Padgett
Tammy Padgett
Sorry to here about harry.
Fred and shirley
Our Harry is walking the streets of gold, and smiling. Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy I have for all the family.. Harry will be missed so much..
Deb Phillips
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you all and praying for Gods grace and comfort.
Kim and Ronnie Clark