Philip Duke Smith

Born: Mon., Mar. 2, 1964
Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019


Visitation

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church


Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church


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Obituary of Philip Duke Smith

Philip Duke Smith, 55, of Cherokee, NC passed away on October 16th, 2019 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a long battle with illness. 

Born on March 2, 1964 and known to everyone as Duke he was the son of Dee Smith of Cherokee.  He graduated from Cherokee High School and Southwestern Community College with a degree in Masonry. He worked in construction, mainly in Virginia Beach, VA but, later returned home to Cherokee where he enjoyed working on home renovations and Award-Winning Wood Carvings.

Duke was a avid Cherokee Braves and a Duke Blue Devils fan, he also loved NASCAR racing, fishing, outdoor activities and was well versed in 1980’s rock music.  He had a great sense of humor and a caring, generous personality. He volunteered for church missions in South America, Mexico, and storm relief work in Louisiana, North Carolina and Virginia.

Duke was proceeded in death by close family friend, Gus George and grandparents, Ralph “Tony” and Kathryn Thompson.

He is survived by son, James Hargrave (Kelly), grandchildren, Hunter, Nate, and Brooke, all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; His mother, Dee Smith; sisters, Kathi (Leroy) Littlejohn, Jan (Howard) Smith, Phyll (Bubba) Reed, Laura Smith; nieces and nephews; special Friend, Arlene Squirrel and her family.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:00am at the Cherokee United Methodist Church.  A Memorial Service will follow immediately at 12:00pm with Reverend John Feree officiating.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.

 

 

 

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