George Smith Jr

George Smith Jr Obituary

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Age - 68

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May 9, 2023

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Statesville, NC

"George R. Smith Jr. age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 2, 2023. He was born and raised in Folsom, NJ where he worked for many years in the family business of heavy hi-way construction. George is predeceased by grandmother Katherine Schmickel and his parents Mr. \u0026amp; Mrs. George R. Smith Sr. He is survived by loving wife of 44 years, Mary Ann K. Smith; children Joseph "Bucky" Kell (Kendall), JoAnn Sobolusky Dolson, Sandra Jo Kell, George R. Smith III "G. R. " (Stacey), and Victoria "Tori" DeLaurentis (Joseph); Pop-Pop to his grandchildren, Bobby, Scottie, Paige, Gallina, Kerstin, Lenny, Josh, Shannon, Kayley, Taylor, Joey, Nicholas George, and Carson George. From a young age, he shared an inseparable bond with his father which started a generational love of sports. George Jr. was an avid Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, and NASCAR fan. As a devoted father, George Jr. was well known for his passion of auto racing and unwavering support of both of his sons on the racetrack. He was happiest when at the track and when surround by his family. He traveled extensively to watch his son play ice hockey. Having his large family all in the same place filled his heart with joy. In his later years, George Jr. resided in North Carolina with his wife, son, George III, loving daughter in law Stacey and their two children. George Jr. loved his wife, children, and grandchildren unconditionally. He is most remembered as a hard worker and a kind and loving man who would help anyone. He will be greatly missed. "3 to 1. " Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday May 19, 2023, from 6 - 8pm at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to Victory Junction 4500 Adam\u0027s Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or victoryjunction. org/the-gift-of-camp/ Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family. "