Edward J. Smith, age 58, of Apex, NC, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 13, 2017 at REX Hospital, Raleigh, NC, of an apparent heart attack. 

He was born in Mishawaka, IN on August  1, 1959 to Dorothy M. Smith.  Ed was a graduate of Reynolds High School and had worked at Wake Stone Corp. in Cary, NC for 26 years as a Powderman/Blaster. 

Ed was of the Catholic faith.  He enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles and had taken many trips throughout the United States. 

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy M. Smith of Greenville.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Tammy Pears Tammy Pears
    October 23, 2017    

    Dorothy and Family, I’m thinking of you all. My sympathies.

  2. Tish and Jerry Pears Tish and Jerry Pears
    October 23, 2017    

    We shall always remember Eddie as a young boy and him being at all the family functions and enjoying himself with all the others. Eddie was so adored by all the members of his family and was loved so much by everyone. He will sadly be missed by all of us but will never be forgotten. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dorothy as we try to cope with Eddie’s loss at this very difficult time. May God reserve a very special place for Eddie and let him know that we miss him so much.

  3. Bryan + Julie Holtz Watford City,ND Bryan + Julie Holtz Watford City,ND
    October 24, 2017    

    Sad day. We worked together for many years at wake stone Corp. I rode across the country many times with Ed and have met so many people with him. He has a many friends from all over and will be truly missed.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 25, 2017    

    Spent a few days with Dynamite Ed back in April, had a great time riding across Texas Hill country, Truly a good friend and will be greatly missed! DAD from Texas

  5. Uncle Tom & Aunt Rowe Cedar Park, Tx. Uncle Tom & Aunt Rowe Cedar Park, Tx.
    October 26, 2017    

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family now and in time to come. Ed will be very much missed by the family. Such a shock to all of us.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 27, 2017    

    Dot I was so sorry to hear about Ed. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever known and even though I have not seen him for years, I will remember all the good times we had and I will miss him. Nancy

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 4, 2017    

    Dear Dot, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep both of you in our prayers. Ed and Hannelore

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