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. Or St. Jude Children’s hospital Or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare

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  • December 02, 2021
    Teri Smith says:
    Diane, George was always the most thoughtful person. I can remember I mentioned once how much I liked the shrimp rolls with peanut sauce at the Vietnamese restaurant he liked to go for lunch. After that, every time he went there were 2 with sauce sitting on my desk. He made me a better person just knowing him. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. He will truly be missed

  • December 02, 2021
    Arleen and Bill Paul says:
    Diane, we have no words that can take away the pain you are now feeling. George was such a kind gentle man who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Your’s was a love that transcends all boundaries and he will be with you always. All our love, hugs and prayers to you and Nikki(. She will miss him greatly) Always in our thoughts and as my mother would say “ the angels will watch over you and shower you with the knowledge that George will always be with you.”

  • December 01, 2021
    Art Gibel says:
    Dianne, I'm so sorry for your loss. George was a great, caring guy. We loved having you as neighbors. In fact, I still have the hostas from your yard growing in my garden. I remember when George bought the car wash and some ladies from RJR decided to get their car washed after lunch. It was a really busy day and George was helping the crew dry the cars. The ladies went back to work and remarked, "poor George, he's working in at the car wash!" The last time I saw George, we were playing golf with Jay Denmark. Always thinking ahead, when we got to the fairway by your house, we detoured over to the cooler of beer in your backyard. That's the memory I want to keep of George. RIP

  • November 30, 2021
    Judy and Eduardo Larocca says:
    We wanted to begin by letting you know how sorry we are for the loss of George. He was a gentle man with a big smile. He was very kind and even though we only knew him for a short time, George left an impression in our minds and his memory will be with us, in our hearts, forever. Our thoughts are with you, wishing you a sense of calm and peace with the memory of a wonderful, kind and considerate man. “May flight of Angels sing thee to thy rest”- Shakespeare

  • November 30, 2021
    Marvin and Betsy Chapman says:
    We are deeply saddened by George’s passing. Our grief in this loss is accompanied by pleasant memories of a good neighbor. Please accept our sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.