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Passed in peace on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the age of 69. Preceded in death by mother Vilma Braswell, grandparents Mack (Ocie) Smith, Uncle Thomas (Christine) Braswell, and sister Helen Davis.
Loving and devoted husband of 47 years to Sandra Drummond Smith (Stockbridge, GA). Loving father of Tameka Michelle Few (Decatur, GA), Larry Charles Smith, Jr (Stockbridge, GA), and Kimberly Nicole Smith (College Park). Proud grandfather of JaVon Marcelle Few (Decatur, GA), D’Shaun Marquis Few (Decatur, GA) and Leanna Nicole Lyons (College Park, GA).
Brother of Harry (Sylvia) Smith (Ellenwood, GA), Celestine Braswell (Atlanta, GA), Gregory (Doretha) Braswell (Conley, GA), Andre (Veronica) Braswell (Morrow, GA) and Ocie Braswell of (Atlanta, GA). Brother-in-laws of Ron (Sandra) Drummond (Riverdale, GA), Carl Goode (Jonesboro, GA), and Guye Davis (Atlanta, GA). Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Smith will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving and devoted husband and·father. As a very funny person who liked to laugh and have fun. He was a graduated of Bass High School and attended Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA).
Mr. Smith worked 13 years with Sears and retired after the Computer Dept. moved to Texas. He worked and retired after 12 years with the City of Atlanta in the Computer Room (IT Tech) where he helped maintain computers for the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Dept., the Atlanta Fire Depts., and Grady Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Smith loved his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed vacationing with family. He loved all kinds of sports (college and professional) golf, football, basketball, bowling, racing, and baseball. He loved cars, especially his Acura TL, so much so that after wrecking his first two Acura’s, he bought a third one. He loved-wearing everything “Atlanta Falcon” and wearing his Acura tee shirts with amusing and funny phases on them.
Mr. Smith had a yearlong battle with a brain disease. He had faith that the Lord would take care of him. He often told family and friends that he loved them. On April 23, 2020, he went Home to be with the Lord, and died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Stockbridge, GA
A memorial service will be held in Mr. Smith’s honor at a later date. The Smith family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.