Mr. Bruce Ryan Smart, 32, of Central, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2023.

Bruce was a graduate of North Iredell High School, Class of 2009, and a graduate of North Carolina Central University, Class of 2015, with a degree in marketing.

Bruce was an incredible person. His passion for photography was unmatched, and through his lens, he captured the beauty of the world in ways that took our breath away. Each snapshot was a masterpiece, a testament to his remarkable talent.

Beyond his creative prowess, he was a beacon of love and strength for our family. His unwavering support, infectious laughter and warm presence made every moment we spent together a cherished memory. Whether it was sharing a joyous celebration or lending a listening ear during times of hardship, he was always there for us. Let us remember him for the incredible person he was and the legacy he leaves behind.

Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Anita Smart; his maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents, Claude and Nannetta Davidson and uncles Glyne Branker and Bernard Davidson.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Micheal Tyran Davidson Sr.; son, Noah Carmelo Smart; brother, Micheal (Natasha) Davidson Jr.; sisters, Afton Davidson, Michele (Miles) Walcott, and Jasmine Toliver; uncles, Brian (Twayna) Smart, Eric (Ester) Smart, Ian Smart, Igna (Susan) Smart and Mark (Jocelyn) Smart, Willie (Selina) Davidson, Glenwood (Zoine) Davidson, James (Thwanda) Davidson, aunts, Maggie Walker, Claudia (Jerry) Tatum and Gloria Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church, Statesville, N.C. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery in Statesville, N.C.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Smart family.