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Gary Lane Smith, 71, of Fairmount died Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born in Bartow County, GA on May 12, 1946, son of the late Amuiel Smith and Betty Ruth Carver Smith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Rayburn and Sue McDougle.
Gary L. Smith was a loving father, brother, PawPaw, true friend, and Christian. Although he may not have had many Earthly possessions, he guided others with his wealth of knowledge and wisdom in all areas of life. Gary was full of joy, peace, faith and love. To know Gary, was to love Gary. He was a selfless man who always put others before him.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Christy Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Richard Hafner; a step-son, Kenny Green; grandchildren, Kasie Smith, Haley Smith, Emma Foster, Meagan Hafner, and Levi Hafner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leamon and Dianne Smith and Billy Joe and Pam Carver; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Robert Kinsey; and many other relatives.
The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. C.E. Wilkey will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Smith family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 9th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.