- May 6, 1958 - July 4, 2012
- Sandston, Virginia
of Gary's Passing
Children's Tumor Foundation
95 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1703
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“To love of my life! you showed me how to love again! You took my kids in as if they was your own! Dalton and Katie loved you so much! Jimbo loved you...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Tammy Smith - Sandston, VA - wife
“Rest in paradise Gary!! you will be missed dearly. glad to have had you in my life.
2 of 21 | Posted by: Nicole - Colonial Heights, VA
“You were in our family for a short time, buy a great friend for a very long time.Thank you for loving and taking care of Tammy, Dalton and Katie.They...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy and Jim Davis - Sandston, VA
“What can I say about gary.......a funny outgoing, loving man. He always made me laugh, great memories. My prayers go out to nancy, kaylynn, john,...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Shannon williams - chester, VA
“I still can't believe that you left us. i will never forget you. You are the best grandfather anyone in the world could ask for. You have always been...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Kaelynn - King William, VA
“I am so saddened by Gary's death. we had so many happy times together and he gave me three wonderful boys. Gary was a good man, a good dad and...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Smith - Prince George, VA
“Immediately after meeting Gary for the first time I knew just where John got his funny sense of humor. Gary certainly fit right in and put several...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Bonnie Photakos - Glen Allen, VA
“Words can't express the depth of sadness we are feeling of your unexpected departure, Gary. We will remember the good times shared with you and will...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: John, Kaelynn, and Crystal - VA
“You will be missed Uncle Gary. We love you!! You and family has always been big part of our lives. As kids we were always excited when Uncle Gary ,...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Smith-Lego - Centreville, VA
“Gary you were such a great man, father, and papa! You will always be missed! Addy will remember your and her walk to visit the cows! I will miss your...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Daniel & Chrissy Smith - Hopewell, VA
“From me and all of the fellas at the Park:
Gary, you singlehandedly saved basketball at JC Park from turning into another vacant playground (3 1/2,...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: JC Park Ballers - Hopewell, VA
“Our prayers are send out to his family God bless and help all though this rough time
12 of 21 | Posted by: Rosie Snider - DeWitt, VA
“Love and miss you gary
13 of 21 | Posted by: anthony andrew "carnilious" smith - WV
“Gary had a cheerful spirit and was always very humorous. I will cherish the moments I was able to spend with him, particularly the bonfires! He will...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Katherine Watkins - Ashland, VA
“Our hearts go out to you - John, Daniel, Donnie, Kaelynn, Mandy and the entire family
We are saddened to hear about Gary's death. Although it's been...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Bill and Kelly Tiller - Hopewell, VA
“i love you so much uncle gary:)....you will be missed by millions of great people:)!
16 of 21 | Posted by: jaclyn - south hill, VA - uncle:)
“We love you. You are a great man, with a kind heart. We will miss you. To all his family and friends we are so sorry for your loss.
17 of 21 | Posted by: Chris,Ginny and Ashley - VA
“I will always cherish the times that we spent together, you were the best brother in law a girl could ask for. I will always remember the many phone...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Smith - Hopewell, VA
“sorry to hear about Gary he was a good brother in law and friend he was very sweet person
19 of 21 | Posted by: lena wilson smith white - victor, WV
“We are all keeping the family in our thoughts. So sorry for your loss.
20 of 21 | Posted by: EVB Bank Operations - VA
“Very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a good man and was always laughing. My condolences to John, Daniel, Donnie & Tammy and the entire...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Angie Dickinson-Morris - Hopewell, VA
SMITH, Gary David, 54, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Naomi Smith. Gary was an avid basketball fan, and played regularly. He loved spending time with his family and was a great "papa".
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Tammy Smith; children, John Smith (Crystal), Daniel Smith (Chrissy) and Donnie Smith; step-children, Katie and Dalton Jett; grandchildren, Kaelynn Harris, Addy Smith, Jordan Gonthier, Rylie Smith and Greyson Johnson; brothers, Danny Smith (Susan), Larry Smith (Lisa), Bob Smith (Loretta), Michael "Pee Wee" Smith and James Smith (Rose).
The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231 on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 9 at 11 AM in the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org or Children's Tumor Foundation, 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-1703.