Daniel Eric Smith

August 21, 1973 - July 4, 2011
Daniel Eric Smith


Daniel Eric Smith was born August 21, 1973 and went to be In God’s Hands July 4, 2011. Danny was a hell of a man. He called Wilmington his hometown, lived his life on his own terms, traveled the world, loved and was beloved. His family and many friends will miss him every day; but he is now on his greatest adventure.

He is predeceased by his Uncle Alan Smith.

He is survived by; Mom, Edwina Carnes and husband Ricky of Winnabow; Grandparents, Ed and Wiki Smith of Chesapeake, VA; Aunt Glenda Tyler, husband Doug, children M’Lynn and Joey of Chesapeake; Uncle Phillip Smith and wife Tammy of Oak Island; Aunt Kathy Aldridge (Mike) of Monroe; first cousin Adria Smith and husband Nelson of Monroe; first cousin Stuart Smith and wife Andrea of Charlotte; and first cousin Shelley Bartlett, husband Jeff, children Mallory and Brady of Roanoke, VA.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

A celebration of his life and visitation with family and friends will be held Saturday, July 9th at 4:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • July 08, 2011
    Peggy & Doug Murray says:
    Edwina and Ricky, I was just reading the obituaries and read about Danny. I can't begin to tell you how very sorry we are. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Peggy Murray

  • April 18, 2017
    Damon says:
    Brother, I am getting married. I know you will be there. I miss you. D

  • February 18, 2017
    Damon says:
    I cannot make it through a day without thinking about you still. I am listening to DJ Shadow and you are here with me. I will see you again. But you know that. You and madkow are the only ones that know ME. He is there with you now too. Im a little jelly. Love you brother.

  • February 13, 2012
    Wanda Dickinson says:
    Edwina and family, I am so sorry to just now have learned of Daniel's death. I wish that I could get with all of you in person, but this will have to do. I know time has passed now, but, in the terms of healing, I'm sure that it seems like it was just yesterday that he was alive. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Wanda Sanders Dickinson, Christine and Melanie

  • July 11, 2011
    Jessica Hartmann says:
    Edwina; I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will stay in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jessica Hartmann