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Edward Dyal Smith, 70

Edward Dyal Smith, 70

Edward Dyal Smith, age 70 of Flat Rock died Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. He was born June 20th, 1945 in Knoxville, TN; a son of the late, Marion Lee Smith and Emily Elizabeth Dyal Smith.

Dr. Smith graduated from Alcoa High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Auburn University and completed one year post-doctoral fellowship in Ames, IA. Ed retired from DuPont in Brevard, as the senior research chemist, was a member of the Hendersonville Country Club, and the Henderson County Zoning Board. He enjoyed fishing and custom fishing rod building.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ruth Morrill Smith; son, Michael Edward Smith of Stuart, FL; daughter, Monica Elizabeth Smith of Fletcher; sister, Marian Smith Rodgers and husband, Glenn of Beavercreek, OH; grandson, Joshua Michael Smith of Hendersonville; two nephews, Thomas Rodgers and wife, Lauren and James Rodgers and wife, Laurie, and their children, Jaxon and Mason.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in the Our Lady of Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Edward’s memory be directed to Maryville College, New Science Building Fund, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804; or to Free Clinics, 841 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.