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 28, 2021
    Joe and Janet Papetti says:
    George was a much loved member of our family. His fun loving nature, his ability to make you laugh and his smile will never be forgotten. And his breakfast smoothies were the best! We have wonderful memories but are so sad to have to say goodbye to such a special man! George you were the best. Rest In Peace until we meet again.

  • November 28, 2021
    Cathie and Kevin Carpenter says:
    Our hearts are saddened at the loss of such a courageous and kind gentleman. We will remember George’s positive spirit, gentle soul and infectious smile; and most of all, we’ll remember the bond of love he and Diane shared together. May loving memories of him bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”

  • November 28, 2021
    Mary Barile Lorenz says:
    I had never been on a boat. His kindness in letting me know everything would be alright was calming. Our boat ride with my husband George was on Lake Norman. We docked for lunch and returned to their house. We thank you George and may you rest in peace

  • November 28, 2021
    Barbara and Mike Nardella says:
    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel with George’s passing. Although we’ve known George for a short time, we considered him a friend and wonderful neighbor. A fond memory of George was seeing him on our morning walks as he was taking Nikki for a stroll. He always appreciated attention given to Nikki as we talked about our lives in Brunswick Forest. He was also a great storyteller- embellishing stories with salty expression! George was always a positive person. He never complained and soldiered through his illness bravely. His warm smile and great sense of humor will always be with us. May he Rest In Peace.

  • November 28, 2021
    Meg and Sean McCarthy says:
    Our heartfelt condolences to Di and family. The Smiths were one of the first families to welcome us to the Cape Fear neighborhood, arriving with Di's delicious carrot cake muffins on our move-in day. We will miss seeing George's smiling face and pleasant conversation as we frequently passed him and his dog, Nikki, on the CFN Drive loop. Di, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.