Gayle Smerznak

Gayle Smerznak (Daniel)

Friday, July 30th, 1943 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Dateline: Denton, NC

Mrs. Gayle Daniel Smerznak, age 76, went to meet her Lord Wednesday, April 8, 2020, after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A private burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord, in the Smerznak family plot. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Gayle was born in Denton, NC, July 30, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Edd and Sara Belle Hester Daniel. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Daniel.

Gayle was a graduate of Wake Forest Baptist School of Nursing, and for 40 years, she dedicated her life to nursing. She was an active member of the GAMMA XI Sorority, the Garden Maker’s Club, the High Rock Book Club, and the Davidson County Master Gardeners. She was also a member of Summerville Baptist Church Choir. Gayle was a loving partner to her husband, a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren, and she will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched and is now with her Lord. God bless her soul. There are no perfect people, but Gayle was certainly close.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, John Smerznak; daughter, Creslyn Haigler of Orange Beach, Alabama; son, John Smerznak, Jr. of Miami, Florida; nine precious grandchildren, Emma Gayle Barnes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dwight Hilton of Dublin, Georgia, and John R. Smerznak, III, Ivan Smerznak, Ellie Smerznak, Jackson Smerznak, Iain Smerznak, Beata Smerznak, and Alethea Smerznak, all of Miami, Florida; sister, Kay Daniel Wells and husband, David of Columbia, SC; brother, Brent Daniel and wife, Donna of Summerfield, NC; several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC, 27292.
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Mary Anne Steele

Posted at 12:55pm
Dear Johnny and famioy,
I recall my dad and mom had a steak dinner in honor of Gayle and you when the engagement was announced. Charlie Williams did the cooking. I thought Gayle was so lovely. The members of McKinnon always carefully inspected those who would marry one of their own. I am so glad you had a long happy marriage. I am thinking of you, Mary Anne Irvin

Joan, Will, and Jonathan Wright

Posted at 08:28am
Gayle was a very special person whom we loved dearly. You and the family have our heartfelt condolences.
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Nancy Odom

Posted at 06:46pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gayle will surely be missed.
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Marlene Young

Posted at 05:49pm
It is with great sadness that we learned of Gayle's passing. She was a gentle woman, always with a smile and kind words. A caring neighbor and friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with John and all the Smerznak family.

Marlene and Topper Young

Kay D. Wells

Posted at 05:33pm
With love from her sister, Kay and family!
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