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Gary Richard Smith, age 65, of Griffith Drive, Liberty, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at his residence in Liberty.
Gary was born in LaFayette, Georgia on October 26th, 1947 the son of Opal Pickle Smith and the late John Wesley Smith. Gary was a 1966 graduate of Chattooga County High School in Summerville, GA. Gary was an Agency Manager for Modern Woodmen of America for many years and was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church in Liberty, SC. During his retirement he enjoyed collecting oil lamps. He was a member of Gideon's International.
Survivors include his wife Gwendolyn Carter Smith; a daughter, Paige Pittard and her husband, Jason of Liberty SC; his mother, Opal Pickle Smith of Armuchee, GA.; a sister, Amy Johnson (Fred) of Armuchee, GA.; 3 grandchildren, Joel, Jacob and Sarah Pittard. He was preceded in death by his father in 2007 and a daughter, Elizabeth Smith in 2001.
Funeral services for Gary Richard Smith will be conducted on Monday afternoon, November 12th, 2012, at 2 o'clock at the Floyd Springs Baptist Church with the Reverend David Cobb, the Reverend Jamey Collins and the Reverend Jim Austin officiating. Interment will be in the family lot of Floyd Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Gary will lie-in-state at the church on Monday from 12:30 until the funeral hour.
The following will serve as active pallbearers, Malcolm Gwinn Pickle, Chuck Hendrick, Steve Powell, Buster Young and David Harvey.
Memorials are requested to Gideon's International, Liberty Camp, P.O. Box 112, Liberty SC 29657 or to your favorite charity.
Please visit www.talleysparkviewchapel.com to share memories and send condolences to the family of Gary Richard Smith.
Fred Talley and the staff of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family of Gary Richard Smith.
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