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“Demetri, You always knew how to get on my nerves! And i loved it. You were always so bright and always had a fire burning for what you wanted in life...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Travis Choate - Los Angeles, CA

“I know your sorrow is great. The Lord's stgrength and love is greater. May you feel the tender comfort of the Lord surround you now and in the days...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Thornburg - Hickory, NC

“Demetria was one of my favorite students. I always told I spoiled him, which I did. He was a very special child. I enjoyed teaching him. My thoughts...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Maxine Huffman - Hickory, NC

“Praying that God's peace will console you on your sorrow. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Eric Williams - Houston, TX

“Prayers and condolences in these sad days ahead. May Creator hold you all together with His Blessed Hands. Cover you with His love and grace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Price - Lenoir, NC

“Demetri aka Despo I will always remember your smiling face and you singing around the house at JCs . It was an honor to be your friend and mentor May...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Robert McAllister - FL - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Demerti was such a sweet kid, I was blessed to know and teach him. I will be praying for you all. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Schanilec - Cumming, GA

“So sorry for your loss. My heart hurts. Praying for you that God will ease your pain. Love you. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Patti Davis - Lexington, NC


Mr. Demetri Vance Saltz, 28, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Demetri was born February 16, 1991, in Catawba County to Richard Saltz and Sherri Williams Saltz. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and a graduate of CCCTI Adult High School Program. Demetri will always be remembered for living in the moment and living each moment to the fullest. He had a passion for eagles, being outdoors, riding bicycles or motorcycles, and going to the beach. He also enjoyed flying and snow skiing.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Saltz of Hendersonville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Terra Saltz of Hickory; brother, Andrew Saltz of Hickory; grandparents, Doris Saltz of Hendersonville, and Robert and Peggy Williams of Winston-Salem, and nephew, Ethan Saltz of Hickory; and niece, Riley Saltz of Hickory. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Suzanne Clodfelter and husband, Brown, Sandra Scott and husband Jeff, Jeff Williams and wife Kim, Dwight Saltz and wife Marsha, Don Saltz, and Barry Saltz; and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Mountain View Baptist Church, with Dr. John Compton and Rev. Cory Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Mountain View Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to the American Eagle Foundation at PO Box 333, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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