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Sam R. Smith

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Sam R. Smith age 69, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Max R. and Louise Lanham Smith.

He had many interests, among them were drag racing, NASCAR, and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia. He was a devoted Christian who loved his church, family, animals, and car business. He never met a stranger and was always willing to speak with anyone.

Sam was a co-owner of Riverview Ford located in Ellijay, Georgia. After many years of working at Riverview Ford, he adventured out and became co-owner of Parkway Ford located in Adairsville, Georgia. After selling Parkway Ford, Sam became General Manager of Cedartown Ford located in Cedartown, Georgia then became the co-owner of Sam Smith Chevrolet located in Summerville, Georgia. Due to his declining health, he was forced to retire from the job he loved very much.

Sam is survived by his wife, Delaine of fifty-two years. Also, surviving are his two sons, Robbie (Kim) Smith and their children, Anna (Doug) Heath, Nikki and Brock; Derrick Smith and his children, Dustin, Austin, and Prestin Smith whose mother is Tosha Smith who was like a daughter to Sam. Sister, Joyce (Lamar) Wilson and Nephew Andy (JJ) Wilson. Niece Tina (Joey) Mitchell and their son Andrew. Step-Sisters Gail (Paul) Bridges and children and Phyllis Barbarino and daughter.

The homecoming celebration will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church located at 477 Old Cass-White Road, Cartersville, Georgia. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by the Memorial service. Officiating will be Rev. Doug Harris. Sam will be cremated, and the burial service will be held at a later date.  Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com

11 Comments To "Sam R. Smith"

Wallace Sanford On Mar 08 2019 at 11am
I went through school with Sam. Him and I shared a lot of the same interest. He was a great person. One distinct memory I have he had Ole Mis written on his note book Reply to this comment
Brandon Jarrett On Mar 07 2019 at 6pm
Sam and Delaine always welcomed me into their home. Such fond memories growing up with Derrick and the Smiths. He will be missed.... condolences to the family. Reply to this comment
Barry Hester On Mar 07 2019 at 5pm
Sorry to hear of Sams death. I have fond memories of him as s student at CHS. I remember him always smiling and happy. Condolences to his family. Reply to this comment
David Longmire On Mar 07 2019 at 5pm
Sorry to hear of the loss of a great friend a person you could get close to in just a moment after speaking with him. Sam's family was like family to me. We have had some good times together and they will not be forgotten. Derrick and Robbie --all of you --know I am thinking of you and will hold you up in prayer. God Bless Each of You. Reply to this comment
Carl. Billue On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
To the entire family, my prayers are with you... Love. Always. Carl. Billue Reply to this comment
Eddie McMicken On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
Great guy will be missed Reply to this comment
Dot Dodd On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
My condolences to you and your family. I will always remember his loving ways and my prayers go out to the family. Love you all Dorothy Beavers Dodd Reply to this comment
Amanda McCary Grice On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
So very sorry for your loss , prayers for your family ❤️ Reply to this comment
Nelson Hall On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
RIP dear friend, see you again, love you lil buddy Reply to this comment
Bud white On Mar 07 2019 at 3pm
Sam was 1 of my best buds growing up.I learned a lot from Sam.Me,Sam,Pete Hobgood,Larry & Keith Soulis we’re together Day & night for years & years.baseball,football,basketball,skating,flying kites,accidentally catching th wheat field on fire & yes drinking water out of th same water hose.I have nothing but good memories about Sam.did I mention boxing? As time went on I didn’t get to c Sam as much As I would have liked but when I did c Sam he would always bring up th time we were boxing & he knocked one of my teeth out.I saw stars.Sam could hit a baseball a long way when he got a hold of it.gonna miss u Sam.Thanks for always being there for me when we were young Reply to this comment
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