Horace Lee Smith, 74, of 106 Ellis Ferry Rd., Apt-101, Gaffney, passed away Sunday, January 1st, in Spartanburg Medical Center.
He was born in Cherokee County on January 10, 1948, to Whitworth and Ola Roberts Smith.
Horace was employed at Kings Mountain Brick in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by siblings, Thomas Smith, Sr., Deacon John Wayne Smith, Sr., Leola Manning, Minister Nettie Camp, Martha Dawkins.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: three sons, Patrick Smith (Patrice), of Spartanburg, Phillip Smith (Tela), of Gaffney, Charles Craig, Sr. (Makayla), of Gaffney; four daughters, Catina Lipscomb (Donald), Priscilla Washington, Lisa Smith, and Tasha Sullivan, all of Gaffney; an aunt, Opie Tate, of Gaffney; two brothers, Eddie Dean Smith, Sr. (Wanda), of Spartanburg and Willie Ellis, Sr., of Gaffney; three sisters, Rev. Modestine Manning(James), of Mooresboro, Mae Frances Thomas, of Spartanburg, and Minister Frances Wilkie, of Gaffney; two brothers-in-law, Carl Dawkins and Willie Dean Camp, both of Gaffney; 23 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 7th, 12:00 noon in Mikes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.