John Harold Smith, age 83 of Deep Gap, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Watauga County, and the son of the late Robert and Clancie Miller Smith. He was a member of Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Millers Creek.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Vaughn, Earl, Luther and Darrell Smith. Also sisters, Beulah Cook, Dollie Shirley and Stella Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Holly Mae Greene Smith, four sons; Roy John Smith and wife Renee of Deep Gap, Randy Smith and wife Donna of Deep Gap, Richard Smith of Zionville, and Russell L. Smith of Deep Gap. One sister, Wanda Simmons of Lenoir, and one brother, Robert Smith of Deep Gap.
8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services for Mr. John Harold Smith will be conducted Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sherrill Welborn and Rev. Jerry Grogan will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
The body will lie in state Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m.

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