The Hammonton Gazette
George R. Smith Jr., 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 2, 2023. He was born and raised in Folsom, N.J. where he worked for many years in the family business of heavy hi-way construction. From a young age, he shared an inseparable bond with his father which started a generational love of sports. George Jr. was an avid Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles, Phillies and NASCAR fan. As a devoted father, George Jr. was well known for his passion of auto racing and unwavering support of both of his sons on the race track. He was happiest when at the track and when surround by his family. He traveled extensively to watch his son play ice hockey. Having his large family all in the same place filled his heart with joy. In his later years, George Jr. resided in North Carolina with his wife, son, George III, loving daughter in law Stacey and their two children. George Jr. loved his wife, children and grandchildren unconditionally. He is most remembered as a hard worker and a kind and loving man who would help anyone. He will be greatly missed. “3 to 1.”
George is predeceased by grandmother, Katherine Schmickel; and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Smith Sr. He is survived by loving wife of 44 years, Mary Ann K. Smith; children Joseph “Bucky” Kell (Kendall), JoAnn Sobolusky Dolson, Sandra Jo Kell, George R. Smith III “G.R.” (Stacey) and Victoria “Tori” DeLaurentis (Joseph); Pop-Pop to his grandchildren, Bobby, Scottie, Paige, Gallina, Kerstin, Lenny, Josh, Shannon, Kayley, Taylor, Joey, Nicholas George, and Carson George.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday May 19, 2023 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to Victory Junction 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or victoryjunction.org/the-gift-of-camp/ To share a condolence, please visit marinellafuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home