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Dr. Bruce Thomas Smith

March 4, 1952 — November 11, 2016


Dr. Bruce Thomas Smith, 64, of San Francisco and formerly of Mt. Holly passed away on November 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer at the Coming Home Hospice House in San Francisco. Bruce was born March 4, 1952 in Gaston County to Frances Smith and the late Boyd Smith. He graduated from Mt. Holly High School in 1970, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Minnesota and received his doctorate at Duke University. Bruce was a world traveler and was a Software Engineer of Computer Science in the Mountain View area of California for 35 years. He was an active researcher of anything that interested him, made beautiful jewelry and was an avid fan of the Symphony and the Ballet. Bruce had a fascination with sociology and animal psychology. He was always describing experiments on human behavior and was an avid student of “chicken camp”, where one could train chickens. He also loved his mother, often flying home to take her to special events and spend time with her. He is survived by his mother Frances Scruggs Smith of Mt. Holly and brother, Capt. Brian T. Smith (Navy Ret.) and wife Lisa of Oxen Hill, Md.

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