Gregory "Greg" Smith

April 19, 1956April 9, 2012

Mr. Gregory Thomas Smith, 55, passed away on April 9, 2012. He was born in Evansville, IN to Dr. Clarence and Bettye Smith on April 19, 1956. After studying Journalism at U. of Evansville, Greg joined Nikon and taught the Nike School of Photography, covered the 1984 Olympics in LA, and opened Nikon’s Washington DC office. Greg has had numerous articles published and won awards for his photography. His favorite pastime was golf on a warm day and was a music enthusiast. He is preceded in death by his mother, Bettye Smith. Greg is survived by his loving children, Cameron and Jackie Smith; father, Dr. Clarence Smith and sister, Julie Vetter. The Life Celebration Service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA. Roswell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Life Celebration Service Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gregory "Greg" Smith

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Dave Waller

June 1, 2012

I owe so much of who I am today to Greg. We knew each other from Central High Photography class although I was a year younger than Greg. He called me one night a few years later when he was double booked at the paper and I covered an assignment for him which eventually led to me working with Greg, Don and Dave at the Evansville Press. He then introduced me to Jack Alexander who hired me at Deaconess after Greg left to work for Nikon. I last saw Greg about two years ago. I miss you buddy, and I'll always owe you one.

Pam Hinkebein

May 1, 2012

Dear Smitty,
A card and note I sent you were just returned by the post office without a forwarding address, so I thought this the best means to contact you.
We were so very sorry to read the news of Greg's passing. We send you, Julie, and Greg's children our deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Dad, Bob Glascock, also sends his condolences.
I understand that there may be a memorial service in Evansville on May 26. I regret that we will be on a vacation with our kids and grandkids, so will be unable to be present. I will be thinking of you. Greg looked so very much like you.

Pam Glascock Hinkebein

April 18, 2012

Uncle Smitty and Julie,
I am so sorry to hear about Greg. I will forever treasure all the fond memories we had together as children. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love always,
Joanie Helm

Cindy Massey

April 16, 2012

Julie and Dr. Smith, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family was always so good to my family. Julie, you were always a great friend.

Barbara Helm

April 15, 2012

Uncle Smitty and Julie, I was shocked and saddened by the news of Greg passing. You have always been in my thoughts and best childhood memories,and my deepest condolences and prayers are with you now.I will forever hold you all in my heart. My love to you all. Godspeed Greg

John Clem

April 15, 2012

Greg and I were best friends from 4th grade through college. As you can imagine, we shared so many experiences during that time of our lives and I have many fond memories of Greg and his family. We spent so much time together that each family probably thought they had another son. As often happens, adulthood saw us go in differenct directions and we only saw each other a few times over the years with the last being many years ago. Even so, I can still say that Greg was the closest friend I've ever had. I'll always remember Greg as funny, fun loving, sometimes mischievous, but also serious, caring, and giving. My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to Greg's family and many friends. I know I'll never forget Greg and his part in my life and I know he will always be remembered in all the lives that he's touched over the years.

Jillian Miles

April 14, 2012

As I read the condolences I find that Greg was the same to everyone everywhere. My family spent several vacations with the Smith's even after they moved from being our next door neighbors in Derwood, MD. 'Greggie' was my son Brad's Adult Best Buddy when he was a child. So many fun times & celebrations we had & I still have & always will keep the pictures he took of Jami & Brad on my fridge. Loved the photos 20 years ago & still love them today. We will always remember you! The Wolford Family...

Mark McCoy

April 14, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Smith family. Greg and I went to the same church as kids. Only saw him once or twice in our adult lives but one of those times was a day he opened his home to me when I was in Indianapolis, and we got to catch up. Greg regaled me with images and stories. He was very supportive, and influential in my decision to pursue and share his love of photography. Rest in Peace my friend. Greg was truly "one of the good guys"!

Don & Nellie Clem

April 14, 2012

We have many memories of Greg and our son John growing up together and being best buddies all through school. We are so sorry to hear of his passing and just want his family to know "We Care"

April 13, 2012

Thank you for ALWAYS being so kind, Greg! You were a gentle, kind man - one of the best! You will be missed.

Kent & Ann Burnworth