Condolences for George William Smith

Nancy Baker posted on 12/5/21

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. May memories of happy times help ease your pain and bring comfort to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Lori and Steve Francis posted on 12/3/21

Diane. I am so sorry for your loss. George was an amazing man who will be missed. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Cynthia Jordan posted on 12/2/21

Diane, I’m so sad to hear this news. George was such a stand up guy with a no BS attitude but you knew you could always go to him for advice or for a chat. He always had the best stories and it was great to just sit and listen to him talk about his many endeavors over the course of his life. Sending you much love, hugs and prayers. ❤️


Teri Smith posted on 12/2/21

Diane, George was always the most thoughtful person. I can remember I mentioned once how much I liked the shrimp rolls with peanut sauce at the Vietnamese restaurant he liked to go for lunch. After that, every time he went there were 2 with sauce sitting on my desk. He made me a better person just knowing him. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. He will truly be missed


Arleen and Bill Paul posted on 12/2/21

Diane, we have no words that can take away the pain you are now feeling. George was such a kind gentle man who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Your’s was a love that transcends all boundaries and he will be with you always. All our love, hugs and prayers to you and Nikki(. She will miss him greatly) Always in our thoughts and as my mother would say “ the angels will watch over you and shower you with the knowledge that George will always be with you.”


Art Gibel posted on 12/1/21

Dianne, I'm so sorry for your loss. George was a great, caring guy. We loved having you as neighbors. In fact, I still have the hostas from your yard growing in my garden. I remember when George bought the car wash and some ladies from RJR decided to get their car washed after lunch. It was a really busy day and George was helping the crew dry the cars. The ladies went back to work and remarked, "poor George, he's working in at the car wash!" The last time I saw George, we were playing golf with Jay Denmark. Always thinking ahead, when we got to the fairway by your house, we detoured over to the cooler of beer in your backyard. That's the memory I want to keep of George. RIP


Judy and Eduardo Larocca posted on 11/30/21

We wanted to begin by letting you know how sorry we are for the loss of George. He was a gentle man with a big smile. He was very kind and even though we only knew him for a short time, George left an impression in our minds and his memory will be with us, in our hearts, forever. Our thoughts are with you, wishing you a sense of calm and peace with the memory of a wonderful, kind and considerate man. “May flight of Angels sing thee to thy rest”- Shakespeare


Marvin and Betsy Chapman posted on 11/30/21

We are deeply saddened by George’s passing. Our grief in this loss is accompanied by pleasant memories of a good neighbor. Please accept our sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Kathleen Manuel posted on 11/30/21

George was such a great guy - very easy to work with and very generous. I'll never forget the time he allowed me to borrow his vehicle for a long road trip. You will be sorely missed! Love, hugs and prayers to you, Diane.


Jon Cook posted on 11/30/21

There Tom, Bob, George, and me are playing golf at Cape Fear National, it is December and a bit chilly. George dressed nattily as usual, with a nice new vest - that happens to be a battery powered warming vest. George steps up to the tee and drives the ball 200 yards right down the middle of the fairway. Of course none of us can drive anywhere near that far but we attribute that to the battery powered vest. Roll the clock 6 months forward, no vest for George but he's still hitting the ball 200 yards. We rethink our plan and decide not to buy battery powered vests as i would not help our game one bit. George always the smile and friendly gent is missed already. Some people are just great human beings and George was one of the very few.


Kathy Gibel posted on 11/30/21

Diane, I am just heartbroken for your loss! George was a friend who always had a smile on his face! He was fun loving, kind, and obviously so in love with his beautiful bride! I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort in the days to come. We would love to see you and share a meal and reminisce about George when we come down to the beach. We certainly send all our love and many hugs!


Tim and Rose Bennett posted on 11/28/21

A neighborhood friend of only a few years, George was to us an Officer and a Gentleman. It was a delight for us to have shared a few moments with him and enjoyed his bright smile and keen observations on a whole range of issues, including some humorous commentary during a round of golf.


Alan and Lin Dinkelacker posted on 11/28/21

George was our favorite marine and the hardest person to ever imagine as a marine. His bright smile and gentle manner stood out. The stories he told were humorous and engaging and had us entertained for hours. George's sock collection was equally memorable. His socks were legendary. As a golf partner, he was the best. The only time an expletive was uttered from his mouth was when he 4 putted. His sense of humor was always present. He will be sorely missed on the course, walking Nikki around the block, in the neighborhood, and as a friend to all. .


Joe and Janet Papetti posted on 11/28/21

George was a much loved member of our family. His fun loving nature, his ability to make you laugh and his smile will never be forgotten. And his breakfast smoothies were the best! We have wonderful memories but are so sad to have to say goodbye to such a special man! George you were the best. Rest In Peace until we meet again.


Cathie and Kevin Carpenter posted on 11/28/21

Our hearts are saddened at the loss of such a courageous and kind gentleman. We will remember George’s positive spirit, gentle soul and infectious smile; and most of all, we’ll remember the bond of love he and Diane shared together. May loving memories of him bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”


Mary Barile Lorenz posted on 11/28/21

I had never been on a boat. His kindness in letting me know everything would be alright was calming. Our boat ride with my husband George was on Lake Norman. We docked for lunch and returned to their house. We thank you George and may you rest in peace


Barbara and Mike Nardella posted on 11/28/21

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel with George’s passing. Although we’ve known George for a short time, we considered him a friend and wonderful neighbor. A fond memory of George was seeing him on our morning walks as he was taking Nikki for a stroll. He always appreciated attention given to Nikki as we talked about our lives in Brunswick Forest. He was also a great storyteller- embellishing stories with salty expression! George was always a positive person. He never complained and soldiered through his illness bravely. His warm smile and great sense of humor will always be with us. May he Rest In Peace.


Meg and Sean McCarthy posted on 11/28/21

Our heartfelt condolences to Di and family. The Smiths were one of the first families to welcome us to the Cape Fear neighborhood, arriving with Di's delicious carrot cake muffins on our move-in day. We will miss seeing George's smiling face and pleasant conversation as we frequently passed him and his dog, Nikki, on the CFN Drive loop. Di, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Beverly Wilson and Ken Homme posted on 11/28/21

So so sorry to hear of your loss, cherish the memories, we will keep you and your family in our prayers, love Beverly and Kenny Homme


Nancy Shen and Don Russell posted on 11/28/21

I’ll always remember his pearly white smile and his skilled coffee making. George being bothered by me pointing out he wore his belt upside down is a fun fond memory. (N) We were truly fortunate to meet George upon our move to NC. He had such a welcoming and engaging personality. George was a wonderful teller of tales. He would regale us with stories of his early life in hardscrabble Perth Amboy, courting his darling wife Diane, living a charmed life in the USMC, navigating the corporate executive life, owning a car wash, and his love of cars. (D) We loved and will miss George. He fought a good fight and may he Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family.


David McCrostie posted on 11/28/21

George was my friend and someone who gave me great, gentle advice. Semper Fidelis, my friend.



Diana and Roger Perkins posted on 11/28/21

When I think of George I think of Diane...because of the great love they had for each other. George will be missed by many. My prayers and condolences for the family


Joe & Marilyn Renda posted on 11/27/21

Our deepest sympathy for your lost love one


Deborah J Anderson posted on 11/26/21

My heartfelt sympathies for your loss.


Doriann & Thomas Rowles posted on 11/26/21

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you always.