Ned was a construction contractor and a member of the Cherokee Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Mary R. Smith; his children, Pat Oocumma (Wilson) of Cherokee, Vicky Reed (Barry) of Cherokee, Ned “David” Smith Jr. (Anita) of Cherokee, Sherry A. Baldwin of Salem, Va., and Dianne “Dee” Smith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; special daughter, Wendy Sneed and Sherry Oocumma; grandchildren, Tiffani, Ty, Tara, Nastassia, Kiera, Tristen, Nathaniel, Zach, and Forrest; special grandchildren, Brittany and Kamea; great grandchildren, Silas, Ietan, Hayes, Caiden, Isabelle, Gabbi, Wodi, Hallie, Axxle, Lyric, Fern, Alexander, and Lilyana; special great grandchildren, Harper and Elias; three brothers, Samuel Smith (June), Hillard Smith (Elena), and George Smith; and three sisters, Lillie Mae Tucker, Janie Smith, and Doris Smith; a special brother-in-law, Gene Sutton.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents, John D. Smith and Ollie Smith; one son, Ricky Dale Smith; one brother, John L. Smith; and sisters, Mary Bridges, Dorothy Smith, and Rosie George.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14 beginning at 5pm at the Cherokee Church of God where the body will remain until the hour of service on Wednesday, March 15 at 1 pm. Pastor Collins of the Cherokee Church of God, Hillard Smith, and Ned Pressley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the Cherokee Boys Club.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Smith family.