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Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., Se, Winder, GA

OBITUARY

Phil Robert Smith III

December 28, 1951September 30, 2019

Phil Robert Smith III (67) of Winder, Georgia died on September 30, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Phil was preceded in death by his parents P.R.(Bobby) Smith and Erlene Hendricks Smith of Winder.

Phil is survived by his sisters Victoria Smith (Jim Godfrey) and Janet Smith Costello (John Costello) both of Atlanta, Georgia, his brother Timothy Smith (Shawn Smith) and nephew Thomas Smith of Dacula, Georgia.

Phil was born on December 28, 1951. He graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in 1970 where he was a proud Bulldog football player. Phil attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and Gainesville Junior College. A devoted Winder resident, he returned to his hometown to manage the various Smith agricultural businesses. While Phil worked at a number of jobs, he viewed himself as a farmer at heart.

Phil was an independent, free-spirited, generous and kind-hearted soul who loved family, pets of all types and football. He lived simply and true to himself with a quick wit and tender smile. An avid football fan, Phil loved watching games at all levels, rooting for the Winder-Barrow Bulldogs, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons. He was happiest in the fall when there was no shortage of games to watch. Other favorite hobbies were reading and studying history.

Funeral Services will be private as Phil will be interred in the Smith Family cemetery. A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1pm-3pm at The Lobby at the Maddox, 71 N. Broad Street, Winder. Donations are welcome in Phil’s memory to the Winder Public Library or Wounded Warriors.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

26 October

Celebration of Life Reception

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lobby at the Maddox

71 N. Broad Street
Winder, Georgia 30680

Memories

Phil Robert Smith III

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Marsha Wehunt

October 6, 2019

Phil and I were married and he was a great stepfather to my daughter Miranda. I'm so sorry for your loss he will be missed 💔

Harry Darby

October 6, 2019

Thanks for being my friend and what you did for me. Rest In Peace, Phil

Scott Cochran

October 4, 2019

I’ll miss you ole bud

Wayne Parker

October 4, 2019

Will miss you my good Friend

Mike Guthrie

October 3, 2019

RIP Phil Smith

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY