COMER - George Walter Smith, 73, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
A native of Oglethorpe County, he was the son of the late Cody and Maude Matthews Smith. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Laura Cooper; and brother James "Cracker" Smith. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and was a retired owner and mechanic with Colbert Texaco.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Paula Parham Smith; son, Shane (Larissa) Smith; sister, Mauline Drew; brother, Lester "Boy Blue" Smith; and grandchildren, Myles Smith, Johnathan Gaines, Caleb Smith, and Sawyer Smith.
Funeral services were held Saturday July 6, at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville chapel. The Rev. Marshall Tribble officiated. Burial was at Meadow Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Madden, Roger James, Mac McCannon, Steve Bates, Joe Dudley, Stanley Bates, Billy Ray Kidd, Randy Daniel, and Charles Hart Jr.
Memorials may be made to Athens Regional Hospice Care.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, was charge of arrangements.