Gary Smith

1958 - May 5, 2023

MR. GARY JAMES SMITH, age 64, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, May 5, 2023, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Obituary for Gary Smith

MR. GARY JAMES SMITH, age 64, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, May 5, 2023, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, May 8, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Al Daniell officiating, with a committal service at 3:00PM Monday, May 8, in Bull Creek Cemetery in Claxton, GA with Mr. Noah Enriquez.

 Gary was born in Dublin, GA, of the Baptist Faith, and a 1976 graduate of Dublin High School. He later received his associate degree in business administration and attended Georgia College Business School. He was an employee of Piggly Wiggly Southern from 1975 to 1994, where he worked in several positions before eventually working his way to store manager. In 1994 he became store manager of Farmers Home Furniture, where he worked for the next twenty-eight years, before retiring in 2022. Gary was a dedicated husband, and a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and spending time on the Sapelo River. He was the son of Margaret Cline Smith and B.E. Smith, Jr.

 He is survived by his Wife of 22 years – Jean Weathers Smith of Eastman; Daughter – Lori Smith Ricks (Jeffery) of Dublin; Sons – Brad Smith (Maranda) of Rentz and Andrew Smith (Amanda) of Unadilla; Step-Daughter – Shelby Burnham of Eastman; Grandchildren – Brooke Thomas (Michael) of Dudley, Ally Wilson of Dublin, Cole Smith, and Ayden Smith, both of Rentz; Great-Granddaughter – Kodi Thomas; Brothers – Stephen Smith (Debra), Jeffrey Smith, Tim Smith, all of Dublin, and Craig Smith (Lynn) of Savannah; Nieces and Nephews – Holly LaFrance (Duff), Derek Smith, Ashley Mobley (Phillip), Heather Jones (Stephen), Clint Smith (Jessica), Jason Smith (Amanda), and Sandy Collins; Aunt – Pricilla Hearn of Daisy, GA; Faithful Canine Companion – Ellie; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

 The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 10:00AM-11:00AM, Monday, May 8. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

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