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James Douglas "Doug" Smith Sr.

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Thursday, February 10, 1949 - Thursday, June 22, 2017


Mr. James Douglas "Doug" Smith Sr. of Slocomb passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. He was 68. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Rev. Carlisle Weed and Rev. Larry Newton officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Smith was born February 10, 1949 in Geneva County to the late Clayton and Inez Kyser Smith. Doug was a lifelong resident of Geneva County and a 1967 graduate of Slocomb High School. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He wasn't afraid of hard work and was a brick mason by trade. He loved to read and possessed a great sense of humor. Doug was a loving father, grandfather and brother who will be dearly missed. 

In addition to his parents, the love of his life, Carol Adams; three brothers: Gerald Smith, Bill Smith and Grover Smith all preceded him in death. 

 Survivors include one daughter, Amy Smith Sanders; one son, James Douglas Smith Jr.; one sister, Denise Bolin; one brother, Bo Smith; four grandchildren: Christine Reynolds (Deric), Aaron Sanders, Preston Sanders and Reid Smith; three great-grandchildren: Gabe, Jalen, and Christyana Reynolds; a special friend, Gail Clark; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. 

Serving as pallbearers: Mark Smith, Jay Smith, Brian Smith, Richard Smith, Andy Smith and Brandon Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Darrell Edge, Kenny Williams and Byron McKemy.





Funeral Service

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017



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Joe Turner

Amy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all comfort during this sad time. You all are in my prayers.
Carol Smith Reeder

Doug was a Class of 1967 Classmate and friend. He was always supported and attended our Class Reunions. His presence will be missed at our 50th Class Reunion. It was moved to an earlier date than usual in hopes he would be able to attend. My maiden name was Carol Smith and we were always next to each other in our Class photos. Larry and I extend our sympathy to his family.
Carol Smith Reeder and Larry Reeder
John Hess

I'm very sorry for your loss. Doug was always pleasant to be around and he was always kind to me. Best wishes to all in the family during this difficult time.

-John Hess
Lisa Evans and John Evans

Sorry for your loss Amy and James. Praying for you
Lisa Crawford Evans

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