Mr. Samuel Smith, Sr.

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Mr. Samuel Smith, Sr. of Americus, Georgia died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:30 at the Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave in Americus, Georgia where Bishop Melvin McCluster is the Pastor. Rev. George Edge of Restoration Church of Americus will officiate. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Samuel Smith, Sr. was born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia on October 3, 1956 to the late Jessie L. Smith, Sr. and the late Geneva Childs Smith. He was educated in the Sumter County School System and was a 1975 graduate of Plains High School. Sam loved to play the rhythm guitar. He was a member of the band “Little Mickey and the Sticks of Dynamite” and the quartet group “Echoes of Heaven.” 

At an early age, Sam accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Americus, GA. Eight years ago he joined the fellowship of Restoration Church of Americus under the leadership of Pastor George Edge. He was a faithful member until his health and the health of his mother begin to fail. 

Sam was employed with Excel, Davidson Rubber Company and Hickory Springs. He was a truck driver and was also employed at Eaton formerly known as Cooper Lighting.

He leaves to cherish his memories one son Samuel Smith, Jr. and two girls that he loved and cherished as his daughters Ekeathia Roberts and Sarah Smith all of Americus, GA; four siblings Jessie L. (Willette) Smith, Jr., Joseph Smith, Sr., Willie Frank (Leisha) Smith, Sr. and John E. Smith, Sr. all of Americus, GA; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Edna (Jessie) Hayes, Ms. Catherine Hill, all of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Irene (Willie) Reddick of Blakely, GA, Ms. Annie Ruth Davis of Americus, GA, Ms. Georgia Child of New Brighton, PA, Mr. Charlie Hill, Mr. Alphonza Hill of Andersonville, GA, Mr. Bernard Hill and Mr. Jimmy Little of Americus, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Also left to cherish his memory are devoted cousins: Brenda Epps, Dorothy Patterson, Donald Ware, Desmond Clark and close friends: Jerry Greene, Dottie Tookes, Sammie Mitchell, Beulah Angry, Tityana Cannon, Tawana Streeter, Wilkeria Sirmons, and Sharronna Wyckoff; special caregivers Mary Clark and Phoebe-Sumter Hospice.

The family will receive friends at the home of Jessie and Willette Smith at 105 Falcon Drive.


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Susie M Tatum-Smith United States
7/25/2016 9:23:38 AM #

Lifting the Smith family in prayer. May God encamp His loving arms around your family. May He also bless you and keep you. Amen.


Inez Sheppard-Battle United States
7/26/2016 7:06:01 AM #

Sorry to hear the sad news Passing of your Father may God keep his loving arms around you all .


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