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:
One Son: Anthony Derek Smith and wife Joy of Rutherfordton, NC
One Brother: Michael R. Smith and wife Libbie of Forest City, NC
Two Grandchildren:Noah and Savannah Smith
The family would like to thank 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 are to be kept private. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.