Gary "L.G." Lamar Smith

April 24, 1978October 25, 2018

Gary Lamar (L.G.) Smith, 40, of Cartersville, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving friends and family.

Gary was a loving, Joyful and Caring man. He loved to fish and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gary is preceded in death by his grandparents; Perry Arp, Taylor and Evelyn Smith, William Richard and Hariett Reagan all of Cartersville.

Gary is survived by his loving partner of 3 years, Sandy Bonds, son, William Perry Tyler Smith, parents, Winfred and Betty Reagan, grandmother, Marjorie Arp, biological father, Joe Smith, brother, Jeremy Smith, step siblings; Johnny Reagan and Elissa Holly of Cartersville, children of the heart, Brittanie and Logan Bonds half brothers; Jonathan and Jeffrey Smith of Chatsworth, and grandchild of the heart, Kylee Hayes, many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Monday, October 29, 2018 at three o’clock in the afternoon in the Owen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Howard officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be: Dr. Charles (Chaz) Jackson III, Clay Carpenter, Allen Brock, Logan Bonds, Jason Mulkey, Dan Martin, Lee Satcher and Brian Bailey. Interment will follow the service in the Center Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home Monday, October 29, 2018 from one o’clock in the afternoon until the service hour. Please visit to leave online condolences for the family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive is honored to serve the family of Gary Smith in this difficult time.


  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, October 29, 2018

Gary "L.G." Lamar Smith

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Laura Hurr

November 15, 2018

Gary was such a funny guy. He was always up for a laugh. Even when he was feeling really crappy. He adored pickles and BBQ and lasagna. See you again on the streets of Gold, Gary.

Dara Peterson

November 3, 2018

When someone so young is taken by death it is especially sad and difficult. Gary will be remembered by all he came in contact with, helping his memory stay alive. May you find comfort from God as he is the only true comforter in times like this. He promises a time when ‘death will be no more’ what a relief that will be for us all!

Jodie McDowell

October 30, 2018

I’m so sorry about Gary. He was a sweet man and will be missed by many people. I enjoyed getting to know him and taking care of him, he will always be a special memory for me. My heart breaks with and for you all during this time. I will pray for you to have peace, comfort and understanding. Jodie

Keidra Green

October 28, 2018

Gary will be missed by me and the rest of his Redmond family. He had such a kind heart and free spirit. I've only known him a few years but he never met a stranger. He was one of those people that you immediately take to and like. He didn't like "Bears" either :) I remember going to him after the bear sightings and taking him a flyer (Sandy and Clay), and telling him the house the bear was sighted at, was for sale and we thought he should move there, and that i had also I heard they were near his house. I took him a flyer on what to do if you saw a bear...His expression was priceless. It was the thing he does where his eyebrows go up and his eyes get huge, then he starts rambling off about bears. Ya had to be there to appreciate it. He had such a will to live and to go and do. I hope they have "ding dings"(slot machines) in heaven. I'm sure they don't, but for him, maybe they will get one. My love to his family and Sandy and her family. I know its difficult. Death is never easy. The one thing we all have to look forward to is the fact we will all meet again one day, in a place of no suffering, no sickness, no pain..only love, peace, and a body renewed. Ive prayed and prayed for him, but God had other plans. He wanted to give him rest. So, Rest in peace Gary. If yall need anything, please let me know. Yall remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Fay Aikens

October 28, 2018

Rest in peace Gary. You were loved by many. You will be missed. May God bring comfort to Tyler and the rest of your family.