David Smith Jr. of Riverhead died Sept. 11. He was 37.
He was born Feb. 14, 1977, in Southampton to Cynthia Lee Lister and David Smith Sr. Mr. Smith was pursuing a computer technician network specialist at Hunter Business School.
Family members said “Dae Dae, Rae Rae and Ol Dirty,” as Mr. Smith was known, had an infectious smile and loved life, family and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, his grandfather, Mayhew Smith Sr. an aunt and an uncle; and is survived by his son, David Smith III of Brentwood; his mother, Cynthia Lee Lister of Riverhead; his five sisters, Kodie Lister of Riverhead, Crystal Lister of Hollywood, S.C., and Taylor Deanna Wuttke, Kayla Wuttke, and Tashara Lister Wuttke, all of Ronkonkoma; four brothers, Darrin Miller of Southampton, Lawrence Lister of Riverhead, Randy Wuttke of Ronkonkoma and Traevone Brown of Riverhead; his grandparents, Charles and Brunay Lister of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and Helen Smith of Southampton; and many other friends and family members.
Services were held Friday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church in Southampton, with the Rev. Donald E. Butler officiating. Interment took place at Southampton Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.