David Smith founded the BoardSMITH in 2005. A lifelong craftsman, he built his first butcher block in 1993 and refined the design and techniques over the years. As a result, the BoardSMITH has earned a reputation for creating one of the finest butcher blocks in the world. John Loftis took over the BoardSMITH upon David’s retirement in 2015.
David Woodson Smith, 72, of High Point, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home.
Born October 17, 1947, in Guilford County, he was a son of the late Andrew Hill Smith and the late Virginia Elizabeth Seward Smith. Mr. Smith was a US Navy veteran and a member of the Navy Seabees. He was a retired business owner.
Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Andrew Smith of Lexington; daughter, Erin Smith of Seneca, SC; brothers, Bert Smith and wife Wanda of Charlotte; grandchildren, Walker Lathrop, Ava-Grace Lathrop, Emma Smith, and Leah Smith; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Debbie Carmichael of High Point.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Whichard Smith in 2019.