OBITUARY

George Randall Smith

November 27, 1940December 31, 2018

George R. (Randy) Smith passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018, at the age of 78.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gwyn of 32 years: son Todd Smith (Lisa); son Scott Smith (Dayna); daughter Brandi Goble (Jeff Haraway); sister Jackie Wicker (Arnie); niece Debra Courtney-Janes (Conner); niece Teresa Rhys (Madoc); grandchildren, Brandon Smith, Nick Smith, Morgan Dismukes, Peyton Dismukes; and numerous dear friends. Randy was predeceased by his parents, George Arthur Smith and Mary Masters Smith; and wife Sheila Smith.

Randy was a native and lifelong resident of the Greenville/Taylors area. He graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 1958. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Furman University.

Randy has been an active member of Taylors First Baptist Church for over 45 years. He served on many committees at church and he coached basketball. Randy worked with Northwood Little League for many years serving as an officer as well as coaching many teams.

Randy was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Order. He was awarded the Knight Commanders Accolade in August of 2007. He served as the Province Commander for South Carolina for eight years.

Following his retirement in a respected accounting career in the corporate world, Randy founded and was President of Randy Smith & Associates, Accountant and Tax Consultant, until his passing.

Randy loved the beach and all of the many friends he met along the way. He was a cherished member of the Carolina Shag Club, serving as treasurer and President of the CSC. He was inducted into the Greenville Area Shaggers Hall of Fame in May of 2015.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC. The service will be at 11:00 AM followed by visitation in the Welcome Center. He will be laid to rest at a private graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Camp Courage with GHS Children’s Hospital, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

George Randall Smith

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Melanie Williams Walker

January 4, 2019

Scott & Todd - I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have so many fond memories our parents and of all of us growing up and being a part of the TFBC, Northwood and Eastside families. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Dismukes

January 3, 2019

Randy will be missed by many who never knew how much of an impression he made on them. Mine was playing little league baseball at Northwood Little league. Scott was the pitcher during an all-star playoff game, I was catching , and Randy was on the front row of the bleachers, and before every pitch, i would look over and he would tell me what pitch to call for Scott to pitch. I say that to say this, he was a dedicated father to his sons and knew them well that he knew there strengths and when or how to use them. This was only during little league baseball, i'm sure this same gift was applied to many life situations with both Todd & Scott. Randy will missed by many. May God Bless his family.
Capt. Jeff Dismukes

Larry Cooke

January 3, 2019

Gwyn I am very sorry to hear that Randy passed away. I'v always considered him a good friend forever. Always very upbeat with a smile every time we ran into each other. A great loss but his memory will live on. Please express my condolences to your family. Larry Cooke

Doug Stacks

January 2, 2019

Randy had a strong "spirit", and a capacity for enormous energy! He was not blessed with great size, but he overcame any lack of size with a 500 pound heart and the bravest personality that I had ever seen! Randy was a fighter, and as such he could stand his ground in any situation! He knew how to live, love and serve, and we had many great times! His memory should make his family, his friends and his Brothers extremely proud.... We are all better off to have known and loved him! I am only one of the many that benefited from his life and friendship, and we will always remember him! Condolences to Gwin and the Smith family!

Don and Carolyn Asbell

January 2, 2019

Kappa Alpha Order has lost a dedicated member with Randy's passing. Many of us have lost a beloved friend and brother. I have many fond memories of our times together at Furman and related events. Carolyn and I are praying for God's blessings and comfort for Gwyn and family in the difficult days ahead.

Bob Thompson

January 2, 2019

Randy was a most determined man and he fought the best fight for health anyone could have. I knew him first as a slim young man and KA brother at Furman, and we kept in touch during many of life’s passages over the years. He succeeded as a father and grandfather, a husband, a professional and as a fraternity leader. Norma and I will miss him and we send love to Gwyn and their Family.

Robyn Gillis

January 2, 2019

Randy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a friend to many and we will all miss him tremendously. Sincerely, Paul and Robyn Gillis

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY