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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  • November 30, 2021
    Kathleen Manuel says:
    George was such a great guy - very easy to work with and very generous. I'll never forget the time he allowed me to borrow his vehicle for a long road trip. You will be sorely missed! Love, hugs and prayers to you, Diane.

  • November 30, 2021
    Jon Cook says:
    There Tom, Bob, George, and me are playing golf at Cape Fear National, it is December and a bit chilly. George dressed nattily as usual, with a nice new vest - that happens to be a battery powered warming vest. George steps up to the tee and drives the ball 200 yards right down the middle of the fairway. Of course none of us can drive anywhere near that far but we attribute that to the battery powered vest. Roll the clock 6 months forward, no vest for George but he's still hitting the ball 200 yards. We rethink our plan and decide not to buy battery powered vests as i would not help our game one bit. George always the smile and friendly gent is missed already. Some people are just great human beings and George was one of the very few.

  • November 30, 2021
    Kathy Gibel says:
    Diane, I am just heartbroken for your loss! George was a friend who always had a smile on his face! He was fun loving, kind, and obviously so in love with his beautiful bride! I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort in the days to come. We would love to see you and share a meal and reminisce about George when we come down to the beach. We certainly send all our love and many hugs!

  • November 26, 2021
    Doriann & Thomas Rowles says:
    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  • November 28, 2021
    Alan and Lin Dinkelacker says:
    George was our favorite marine and the hardest person to ever imagine as a marine. His bright smile and gentle manner stood out. The stories he told were humorous and engaging and had us entertained for hours. George's sock collection was equally memorable. His socks were legendary. As a golf partner, he was the best. The only time an expletive was uttered from his mouth was when he 4 putted. His sense of humor was always present. He will be sorely missed on the course, walking Nikki around the block, in the neighborhood, and as a friend to all. .