OBITUARY

Gay Hamilton Smith

November 9, 1953May 30, 2018
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Gay Hamilton Smith, 64 years old of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Smith and two children, Lindsey Smith and Cameron Smith (Racheal), sister, Pat McMurrey (Danny), and her beloved, nephews, niece, and cousins. Gay was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 9, 1953 to Grady & Nell Hamilton. She spent her childhood in Gardendale, Alabama, graduating from Gardendale High School in 1972. In high school, Gay was an honor student and active in many extracurricular activities. She earned her undergraduate in political science from Birmingham Southern in 1976, summa cum laude, and her MBA from University of Alabama at Birmingham, summa cum laude in 1981. She married her husband, Glenn Smith in 1981, and moved to Houston, TX, before returning to Pensacola, and later Gulf Breeze. While raising her young family in Gulf Breeze, FL, she founded HSA Consulting Group, serving as president of her transportation planning, traffic engineering, surveying & GIS mapping firm for 28 years. As the founder of a woman owned business she was a trailblazer in her industry, and was well-known throughout the region as an expert in her field. Gay resided most recently in Milton, FL with her husband Glenn, and beloved dog Bella. Gay embodied her name’s meaning, as a happy and joyful person. She was known for her strength of spirit, resiliency, kind – loving heart, and enjoyed making others laugh. She will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched. Monday, June 4, 2018 visitation will be held from 12:00PM - 2:00PM at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church located at 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561. Immediately following visitation, a Memorial Service will begin at the Church with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503. For more information please contact Bayview Fisher-Pou Funeral Home: 850-432-7805. Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018
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Gay Hamilton Smith

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Montez Sievers

June 20, 2018

I have been a friend of both Gay and her sister, Pat, since high school and knew their whole family very well. We have all laughed (mostly) and cried together as we went through life. Gay was always a kind and happy person. I will remember her with a smile on my face because she made us happy to be with her. I know that she will be terribly missed by her Florida family but she is now with the Lord and we will all be there one day laughing with her again.

Patricia Hamilton McMurrey

June 5, 2018

Patricia Hamilton McMurrey

June 5, 2018

Claire Cole

June 2, 2018

The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Gay is “kind”. She always had the kindest nature. I never ever heard an ill word come from her lips. She also amazed me with her brilliance. She was an eloquent speaker-so intelligent -and had a gift for always putting words in their exact and appropriate order. Lindsey and Cameron-she was so proud of you. You were the loves of her life and so blessed to call her your mother. And Glenn, you gave her the best gift of all, that of being a Smith. She loved the family you two created. I pray that your wonderful memories will sustain you all in this time of sadness.