George Henry Smith Sr., 82, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at home, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Metcalfe County, Ky., and moved to Charlotte County, Fla., in 1960.
George was of the Baptist faith, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. George was retired from the construction business. He was a NASCAR fan who loved fishing and country music.
George is survived by his loving family, including a daughter, Hattie Davis of Live Oak, Fla.; four sons, George H. Smith Jr. of Punta Gorda, Roger E. (Tracy) Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla., Douglas R. Smith of Punta Gorda, and Luther W. Smith of Port Charlotte; sisters, Linda White, Margaret Louise Smith, Pearl Katherine Eichter and Carolyn Sue Frint, all of Bowling Green, Ky., and Jeanette England of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Stanley Smith of Bowling Green; 22 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. He was preceded death by his loving wife, Ina Faye Smith, in 2005.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel. The Rev. Frank Vargo will officiate. Interment with military honors by a U.S. Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 110 of Port Charlotte will follow at Indian Spring Cemetery in Punta Gorda.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.