Dallas "Ham Man" Smith

July 20, 1933 ~ January 19, 2022 (age 88)

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Dallas Glenwood Smith went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Core Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryan Lassiter officiating.

He was born in Washington, North Carolina, on July 20, 1933 to the late Hyman Smith, and Thelma Smith Whitley. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict era, spending all four years in France. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 2401.

Following the military Dallas was in the seafood business, eventually moving to Beaufort, and after working with Parker Ford, he opened Radio Island Auto Sales and later Ham Man Sales in Beaufort. His real passion was automobiles, and helping people. He took pride in being "the walking man's friend". He later had a store on Highway 101 then retired.

Many never knew his name, but always called him "Ham Man". He gave country hams to customers often with a car purchase, the name stuck with him. He was truly a
 " Ham ", quick-wit and a lot of humor was his trademark.

He is survived by his son, Dallas Mabrey Smith Sr. of Morehead City, sisters Doris Sparrow of Salter Path, NC, Nellie Williams of New Bern, NC, Mable Howell (Bruce), of Cary, NC, Glynda Crousore (Joe) of Kokomo, Ind., Janet Faccinto (Louie) of Baxter, TN. Brothers Samuel “Curly” Smith of Washington, NC, and Gerald “Jerry” Smith, of Hubert, NC. Grandchildren Kristin Smith of Morehead City, NC, Amanda Bonner (Drew) of Raleigh, NC, his pride and joy, Dallas Mabrey Smith Jr. "Bubba", of Charlotte, NC, Stacy Jones, of Morehead City, NC. Daughter in law, Tammy Moore Smith of Harkers Island, NC. One great-grandaughter, Lucy Grace Bonner of Raleigh, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Aimee Eddinger, three sisters, and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Core Creek United Methodist Church.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.


Memorial Service
April 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Core Creek United Methodist Church
124 Hardesty Loop Rd
Newport, NC 28570

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