Mr. Smith died April 21, 2013, following a period of declining health.
Born Aug. 15, 1951, in Gainesville, he was the son of the late Alfred and Dorothy Roach Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Smith, and sister, Mildred Farkus.
Mr. Smith was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and he spent his entire 42-year career in law enforcement. Mr. Smith worked with the Office of the Marshall of Habersham County and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Department. He later was a police officer with the cities of Cornelia and Baldwin. Mr. Smith last worked for the City of Clarkesville, where he was police chief.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Veal Smith of Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Flordeliza Smith of Banks County and James and Tammy Smith of Cornelia; stepdaughters and their husbands, Kim and Eric Cook and Casie and Evan Whisenant, all of Cornelia; brothers, Alfred Earl Smith Jr. and Steve Smith, both of Cleveland; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Elainia Smith of Clarkesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Buford Lewis of Cornelia, Charlotte and W.C. Mayo of Brookton, and Barbara and Kenneth Rogers of Cleveland; and grandchildren, Amber, Julia, Emma Lee, Violet, Dylan, Paige and Chase.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
April 24, 2013