Gregory Thomas Smith, 55, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, at his residence. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 31, 1959, and has been a resident of St. Simons Island for the past 14 years. Mr. Smith graduated from Dobie High School in Houston, Texas. He had a career in automobile painting for Walter Paint and Body Shop and was owner of the Ski Cellar in Pagosa Springs.
He had a passion for horses and cars and enjoyed maintaining landscapes.
In addition to Mr. Smith’s grandparents, he is preceded in death by his mother, Darlyene Kinnaird Smith.
Survivors include his father, Don Smith (Elizabeth), of St. Simons Island, Ga.; sister Tracy Branson (Anthony), of Brunswick, Ga.; two nephews, Chad Branson, of Brunswick, Ga., and Casey Branson (Susannah), of St. Simons Island, Ga.; great-nephew Asher Branson, of St. Simons Island, Ga; aunt Wanda Peters, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one stepbrother, three step-sisters, and seven step-nieces and nephews.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520.
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