Gregory William Smith

June 13, 1950January 28, 2020

Gregory William Smith passed away January 28, 2020 at home with his family. He was born June 13, 1950 in Salem, Oregon to Marilyn and Donald Smith. He attended North Salem High School. He married Glenda Scofield and they were happily married for 41 years. They had two children: Kathleen and Greg Jr.

Greg started his career at Microflect and prospered in the construction field creating his own company, S&M Corporation. During this time he found a passion for golf and became a member of Salem Golf Club where he shared his joy for the game with his son. He was known for his competitive drive and ability to hit the clutch shot.

At 53 he built his dream home with his wife where they lived until her passing in 2010. In 2012 he married Penelope Carpenter. They spent their time in Salem, Oregon and Palm Desert, California where he became a member of the Palm Desert Greens Country Club.

Greg is preceded in death by his sister Sandra Smith. He is survived by his wife Penelope, his children, his sister Sharon (David) Runner, and several nieces. He was a wonderful man and was greatly loved. He will be dearly missed.

A memorial service for Greg will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1230 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302, with a reception immediately following.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 13, 2020


Gregory William Smith

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Kristie Marecek

February 12, 2020

My wonderful Uncle Greg, this world won't be the same without you.
Your passion for life, your loved ones, and what you believed in, will always be with me. Your generous ways and the way you took care of the people you loved. Your infectious laugh, and the twinkle in your eye, I'll never forget.
Thank you for always believing in me and loving me and Shayne. I have so many wonderful memories that I will always cherish. We love you so much and miss you already, but we know you will always be with us in our hearts. I'm sure you are golfing in heaven, and until we meet again... FORE!!!

Douglas Beall

February 10, 2020

Greg, we shared many rounds together, with a few out of bounds moments. Enjoyed your company and best wishes to Greg Jr. and all your family.

Che Taylor

February 8, 2020

Greg is the most beautiful human being and I am so lucky to have seen him grow in marriage with his wife and soul mate.. my grandmother penny... He was truly special and I will always remember his smile. He and my grandmother are soul mates and so much alike. They were a match made in heaven. I will never forget you Greg smith. I love you so much and I miss you every day. Keep grandma safe and I know you are always watching over her. I love you.

Che Taylor

Penelope Smith

February 7, 2020

Husband I loved you dearly. I was blessed to have your love and support . Thank you for the great times and loving me unconditionally. I know you now are resting in Gods beautiful castle. It’s difficult to be without you but I know we will be together again. I will never forget your love. Your wife.

Lisa Wilks

February 7, 2020

Uncle Greg. You will be truly missed. Many found memories at your house as a child with grandpa and grandma. My parents marrying in your home. I still love driving by that house. Even though our family was divided years ago. I still thought of you always and will cherish every memory. My mom loves you dearly. She was so happy to see you and your new wife. It was a true blessing for her. Now your loving each other in heaven with grandma. Love you uncle. Love Lisa.

Cathy Carpenter

February 7, 2020

We have had so much fun with Greg in our lives. He was a kind loving man who has left an empty space in our family. From dancing in the living room with Penny, sitting with his dog Sofie, or buzzing around on his golf cart, we will remember him with a smile and love for him always. My love for Penny and Greg’s children goes out to them as we all adjust to a life without him in it.

ernie carpenter

February 7, 2020

Greg was a very good friend who even when he was very sick and I was unable to get around Penny and Greg made a special trip over to visit me.

I will miss you very much and the things we talked about and the things we could do someday. It was some of the best talks I’ve ever had.

I bet they have the best golf courses
up in heaven and you already have joined.

Love Ernie and Barb

Dave Barber

February 6, 2020

Many great rounds of golf
RIP Greg..
Hit them far and not so often

Debi Conaway

February 6, 2020

Uncle Greg thank you for the fun memories We will always cherish the good times we had together We will miss you so much.
You were so loved
Love and prayers to auntie Penny , Greg Jr and Kathleen.
Love-Glen and Debi

Nancy Rosin

February 2, 2020

Greg will be greatly missed. He was full of love and I’m proud and happy for the times we shared. My love to penny and his family. God bless him.