Hal Douglas Smith, age 80, of Bat Cave, NC, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home.
He was born in Rutherford County on April 23, 1937 to the late Joseph Ralph Smith and the late Tincilla Myrtle Cole Smith. Hal retired as Director of Social Services for Cleveland County in Shelby, NC after 32 years of service. A lover of the mountains he built himself a home on top of one after retirement near Bat Cave, NC. Hal was a U.S. Army Reserve Veteran.
He is survived by:
Anthony Derek Smith and wife Joy of Rutherfordton, NC
Michael R. Smith and wife Libby of Forest City, NC
Noah and Savannah Smith
The family would like to thank special caregivers Angie Putman and Brittany Putman and Four Seasons Hospice of Henderson County and Hendersonville Health and Rehab for all their care. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice of Henderson County at 571 South Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731. At the family's request all services were kept private. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.