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Harry Eugene Smith, Jr.

July 21, 1927 - December 16, 2020

Harry E. Smith, 93, of Horse Shoe, NC died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at AdventHealth-Hendersonville.  Born July 21, 1927 in Middletown, NY, he was a farmer, gasoline truck driver, and a former Stationary Engineer for 30 years at Ridge Hill, Yonkers, NY.  Harry was also employed at Bates Memorial Hospital, NY State Drug Rehab and Loral Electronics.  He was a member of the Mills River Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He served his country in the U.S. Army first in Vienna, Austria (end of WWII – occupation in Europe) October 14, 1945 – June 8, 1947.  The second tour of duty, he was called to serve in the Korean War from October 14, 1950 – July 21, 1951.  Corporal Smith was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroism in Korea.  He also was awarded the Sterling Silver U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksman Badge.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Harry & Lena Smith; 1st wife, Betty Lou Smith; 2nd wife, I. Louise Smith; his brothers, Theodore and Wesley Smith; his sister, Charlotte DeGraw; and step-son, Roger Stull.

He is survived by his two daughters, Brenda Richards, (husband, Blin) of Glendale, CA and Rhonda Hattar, of Horse Shoe, NC;  step-son, William Stull (wife Elizabeth) of Temperanceville, VA; step-daughter-in-law, Joni Stull of Lewisburg, VA; grandchildren, Briana Burdorf (husband Keven) of Knoxville, TN, Blin Richards, II of Raleigh, NC, Crystal Ballew (husband Jacob) of Cary, NC, Mazin Hattar of Durham, NC and Leslie Stull-Boldt (husband, Ryan) of Chattanooga, TN; brother-in-law, Stanley DeGraw of Middletown, NY and sister-in-law, Margaret Smith of Highlands Ranch, CO; along with many nieces and nephews.

Final arrangements will be provided by Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville, NC.  At a later date, burial will be held at East Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Delawanna, NJ.

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