Haisten Funerals & Cremations

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Jerry Lee Smith

February 22, 1951February 9, 2020

Jerry Lee Smith, age 68, of McDonough, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Jerry was born February 22, 1951 to the late Jesse and Helena Smith. Jerry was a graduate of Henry County High School and was retired from Lucent Technologies. He was a sports enthusiast, an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling. Jerry loved the Braves, the Falcons, Georgia Tech, and the Henry County Warhawks. Jerry was passionate about his community and was a devoted coach. For decades, he helped countless young lives in many sports while volunteering his time through the McDonough Youth Association and at Henry County High School coaching softball and baseball. Jerry was a true servant to helping young men and women develop to becoming the best players they could be. Upon retirement, Jerry’s greatest joy was spending time at his cottage on the Indian River and listening to music at his beloved Earl’s Hideway in Sebastian, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard and David Smith. Jerry is survived by his sister-in law, Retha Smith; his nieces and nephews, Joye (Greg) Moore, Candy (Jason) Reagan, Holli Smith, and Jesse Smith: and great- nieces and nephews, Sarah Moore, Hannah Reagan, and Pete Moore; and countless coaches, players, and friends who he also called family.


  • Greg Moore
  • Pete Moore
  • Jesse Smith
  • Doug Miolen
  • Chuck Campbell
  • Troy Baker


  • Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service - Haisten Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial - Eastlawn Memorial Park Saturday, February 15, 2020


Jerry Lee Smith

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Marlin & Joni Miller

February 14, 2020

We send our sincere condolences to Jesse’s family and close friends. He gave all of himself to our children on the ball field. You will be forever missed.

Jon Rechtorovic

February 14, 2020

Jerry was a great man I can only hope to impact half the lives of people that Jerry did.Memories all the nights playing trivia at the Sports O and the countless number of pay per view Wrestling or Boxing matches that we all watched at his house. Or the countless hours trying to perfect our tans around Chuck’s pool and everything he did to try and keep me straight he was like my Big Brother. I Will Miss You Jerry.

Christal Allen

February 13, 2020

I will always remember Jerry - at the Tech games, playing trivia, hanging out with Jeff at his house watching the game. He gave us a lot of Tech memorabilia over the years for Christmas and any time I use the Tech throws, I will remember him. He was generous, fun and will be terribly missed by us.

Doug Gorman

February 13, 2020

There is no telling how many lives Jerry touched over the years. He was the definition of a great guy. I loved talking baseball and Georgia Tech with Jerry. This world needs more kind people like Jerry.