Geoffrey Buchanan Smith Jr.

January 9, 1944March 9, 2023
Obituary of Geoffrey Buchanan Smith Jr.
~ Geoffrey Buchanan Smith Jr., (Bucky) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on the morning of Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Tomball, TX where he lived since 2011 at the age of 79. He was born on January 9, 1944, in Boston, MA to Dorothy Sanborn Smith and Geoffrey Buchanan Smith. Geoffrey moved to Riverside, CT at the age of 4 and later attended Riverside School, Eastern Jr. High School, and Greenwich High School. He graduated class of 1961 from Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT. He then went on to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated in 1965. He obtained his private pilot’s license and later his commercial license. He later moved to Florida (~90s) where he lived most of his life with his children and wife. Throughout his life Geoffrey accomplished so much. He owned a lawn maintenance and landscaping business from 1970-1974. Later he owned and operated a very successful palm tree nursery in Pine Island, Florida (Palms Away Nursery). Bucky lived a full life, he enjoyed gardening, playing music, singing and traveling. It was in 1994 that he met his beautiful wife, Elaine McFarlane in Jamaica. Together they had two sons, Geoffrey Buchanan Smith III, of Spring, Texas, and Jason Lance Smith of Jacksonville, Florida. In his later life he enjoyed spending time with his wife and sons chatting about his years of flying and of his adventures with many friends. He is survived by his loving wife Elaine, his two sons Geoffrey and Jason, close friend Honey, Sister Pam and two nieces Tracy and Jill. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful father, husband, and friend. He would give his last dollar to help anyone in need. Bucky was a very generous donor to Make a Wish, Animal Aid, St. Jude’s, Salvation Army and Wounded Warriors. For a while now, he was struggling, but never showed it. He didn't believe in worrying and always lived in the present. He was very good at staying strong and didn't want anyone to see otherwise. Bucky is finally free and can do all of the things his body kept him from doing. Say hello to your parents for us, you always spoke to us about them and told us how much you've missed them. You've always wanted to be remembered and leave a positive impact on others’ lives. If you are watching, I want you to know that you accomplished that. We miss you and won't go a day without thinking of you. Everything will be ok. To his friends he always spoke about, but we never got to meet, thank you for being his friend and bringing joy to his life.

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