George William Smith

April 13, 1948 - November 23, 2021
George William Smith

George William Smith, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at his home.

An inspiration to everyone who knew him, George was and always will be loved so much. He was truly blessed with his lifelong friend, soulmate and wife of 54 years, Diane, and a family who loved and admired him deeply. He never met a stranger, always lived life to the fullest and was our brave Marine right to the end of his life. We will miss him immensely.

No services are planned at this time.

Donations in his honor may be made to: Lustgarten foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. http://www.lustgarten.org Or St. Jude Children’s hospital https://www.stjude.org Or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare https://lifecare.org

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  • July 05, 2022
    Jeff Bass says:
    My condolences Diane. Just learned of George departing. Love you both, Hell of a Marine &Buddy. Semper Fritras, Semper Fidelis

  • November 28, 2021
    Tim and Rose Bennett says:
    A neighborhood friend of only a few years, George was to us an Officer and a Gentleman. It was a delight for us to have shared a few moments with him and enjoyed his bright smile and keen observations on a whole range of issues, including some humorous commentary during a round of golf.

  • December 05, 2021
    Nancy Baker says:
    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. May memories of happy times help ease your pain and bring comfort to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 03, 2021
    Lori and Steve Francis says:
    Diane. I am so sorry for your loss. George was an amazing man who will be missed. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 02, 2021
    Cynthia Jordan says:
    Diane, I’m so sad to hear this news. George was such a stand up guy with a no BS attitude but you knew you could always go to him for advice or for a chat. He always had the best stories and it was great to just sit and listen to him talk about his many endeavors over the course of his life. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers. ❤️