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Gerald James Smith

February 3, 1932 — July 31, 2020

Gerald James Smith passed away peacefully early Friday morning, July 31, 2020 at Heritage Inn Health and Rehab in Statesboro, Georgia. He was 88. Gerald was born February 3, 1932 in Dewey, Oklahoma to Jessie James and Floria Smith. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

On August 19, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia, Gerald married the love of his life, Josephine Wells. He became a Jack of All Trades. He was in his comfort zone when he was wheeling and dealing and auctioneering was something he genuinely enjoyed. He loved buying and selling but if there was something you really needed, he would give it to you—truly a man that would give you the shirt off his back. And, if there was ever a man that loved to fish, it was Gerald!

Gerald now joins his beautiful wife, Josephine, his son, Timmy and his parents, Jessie James and Floria Smith to spend eternity with the Lord.

He is survived by and will continue to be loved and forever cherished by his sons, Jimmy and Kenny Smith, his daughters, Theresa Boatright and Laurie Rogers, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Deal Funeral Directors with Elder Jake Futch officiating.

Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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