James Fredrick "Fred" Smith
March 16, 1947 – December 6, 2018
Fred Smith, age 71, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and graduated Southeast Bulloch High School in 1965. Fred served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was a member of Harville Baptist Church and owned and operated Fred Smith and Son Dry Wall for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Paul and Virginia Morris Smith and sister, Brenda Smith.
Fred is survived by his sons, Jamie Smith and his wife, Rosa of Statesboro and J. P. Smith of Brooklet; sister, Paula Smith McElveen and her husband, Patrick of Brooklet; grandchildren, Suzanna Smith, Kristen Smith, Eli Smith, Jacob Smith, Skielar Marie Smith and Michelle Elizabeth Smith and served as guardian to Blake Cooper and Maraina Cooper both of Brooklet; several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 1:30 to 2:30 Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, immediately follow by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Dan Joyner officiating.
Burial will be in Harville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459. Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Smith family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
- Jamie Smith (Rosa), Son
- J. P. Smith, Son
- Paula Smith McElveen (Patrick), Sister
- Suzanna Smith, Grandchild
- Kristen Smith, Grandchild
- Eli Smith, Grandchild
- Jacob Smith, Grandchild
- Skielar Marie Smith, Grandchild
- Michelle Elizabeth Smith, Grandchild
- Blake Cooper, Foster Child
- Maraina Cooper, Foster Child
- John Paul and Virginia Morris Smith, Parents
- Brenda Smith, Sister
- Fred leaves many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Ogeechee Area Hospice
- A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, December 9, 2018
- Memorial Service Sunday, December 9, 2018
- Burial Sunday, December 9, 2018
James Fredrick "Fred" Smith
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December 10, 2018
hey papah.... i wanna let you lnow i love you .... i wish we would have met when you were better i love and miss you already and i only met you twice... your such an amazing kind and sweet man fly high papah i love you -kymberlynn and remember ill be with you some day your always in my head
December 9, 2018
I love you.
December 8, 2018
My husband & Fred were very close friends . He worked for Fred for many years. Mr. Fred enjoyed showing this city girl all his goats. He was a special friend always a kind word, and will be sadly missed. God bless