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Hunter Lee Smith
Hunter Lee Smith

Hunter Lee Smith, of Wilmington, died Oct. 24, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, with his family by his side. He was 67.

Hunter was preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister Dell.

He is survived by his children, Norman Lee Smith, Susan Smith West and Charles Tournoux Smith (Kelly); sister, Lynn Gurganious (Larry); grandchildren, Krystal West Gutierrez (Alex) and T.J. West (Lauren); great-grandchildren, Nila and Peyton; several nieces and nephews; and cousins, Ricky and Maxine.

Hunter will be remembered for his love for fishing, NASCAR and college football, but most of all everyone will remember him by his favorite greeting to them, “hee-haw”.

A special thanks to his friends who were able to visit him these last few days, whether by phone or in person, he was so grateful that he got one last chance to talk to you, as we all got to witness that one last smile.

The family would like to also thank the staff of Northchase Nursing Home and also the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice–the kindness you showed and the care you gave to our Dad will be forever be in our hearts.

A celebration of Hunter’s life was held at sunrise on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at the south end of Wrightsville Beach, near the jetty.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Heehaw, Papou, Huntbean, Hunter–you gave it a good fight, now you can rest in peace.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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