Address: Bakersville, NC
Date of Death: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
Details: Eric Whitson Smith was taken home to meet his creator on October 1, 2013. Born February 9, 1965 in Johnson City, TN. He married Laura Lee Kutter Smith on May 7, 1998.
Eric worked in many different fields in his life, such as Electrician, Nursery and Landscaping, Christmas Trees and Wreaths, and Owner/Operator of Affordable Guttering with his wife and children. Eric enjoyed spending time with the Lord and his children, arrowhead hunting, woodworking, rock work, creating things from nature around him, and horticulture.
Survivors include; his wife of 16 years Laura, three children; Joshua Eric Smith, Rachel lee Smith, and Jordan Whitson Smith, his mother; Shirley Sue (Whitson) Smith Grundstrom and husband Paul Grundstrom, of Green Mountain, NC, one sister; Elizabeth Hope (Smith) Daniels and Dale Daniels, of Buladean, NC, the Kutter Family of Vincennes, IN; Mr. David Lee Kutter, Mrs Marcia Sue (Bold) Kutter, Mrs Catherine Jean Lucille (Kutter) Bush and husband Scott of Edison, NJ, William David Kutter, Matthew Ryan Kutter and wife Megan Elizabeth (Helderman) Kutter, four nieces; Christa Elizabeth Daniels of Buladean, NC, Elizabeth Jane Kutter, Bailey Lynn Kutter, and Alexandra Bush of Edison, NJ, two nephews; Hunter Ryan Kutter, William Hank Kutter, and one great nephew; Trenten Wade Brown of Buladean, NC.
Eric was preceded in death by one child with Laura Smith, and Grandparents; Franklin and Alma Elizabeth (Harrell) Whitson of Buladean, NC.
Eric’s children and family invite you to a memorial service to celebrate his life on October 12, 2013 at The Bridge Church of WNC, located at 207 Pinebridge Ave in Spruce Pine, North Carolina at 3:00PM officiated by Reverend Scotty Jenkins. There will be a dinner and fellowship for all immediately following memorial services. Please come one, come all, come as you are!
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to; Mitchell County D.A.R.E Program c/o Jesse English 63 Crimson Laurel Way Bakersville, NC 28705.
Henline – Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Smith Family.