Lewis Henry Smith, 64, of Oneida, passed away September 3, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Oneida, June 14, 1949, he was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Espy Smith, Sr.; and grandparents: Richard and Mary Etta Terry Smith, and Arlie and Ila Mae Mite Dupree.

He grew up in the family store, Smithís Market & Variety in the High Point community; and was a 1967 graduate of Oneida High School. He graduated from dental lab technician school in Atlanta, Ga., and took great pride in crafting many beautiful smiles for the residents of Scott County and abroad. He was a hard-working and loving father; was born again Christian and always prayed with and read Bible stories to his young children. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Dupree Smith of Oneida; children: Kanoa King of Oneida, Richard Terry Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Billie Diane Stetar and husband, Dereck, of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; grandchildren: Gabe, Will, and Maggie King of Oneida, and Rose, Jasmine, Garrrett, and Caleb Stetar of Kamloops, British Columbia; girlfriend, Marianne Perry and her granddaughter, Norma, of Oneida; brother, Ralph Espy Smith, Jr. and wife, Catherine, of Tucson, Ariz., niece, Ariana Smith of Tucson, Ariz., special cousin and friend, David Webb; special friends: Chris Allen, Craig Creech, Eddie Sims, Roger Baldwin, and Sally Huntley; and many other relatives.

Memorial service was conducted September 7, at First Baptist Church of Oneida with Dr. Doug White officiating.  Music was provided by Roland Carson. His wish was cremation.

Jones & Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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