Mr. Gary Smith, age 69, of Newborn passed away Friday, December 31, 2021. He was born August 4, 1952 in Porterdale to Coy and Josie Smith who have preceded him in death. Mr. Smith grew up in Porterdale and was an Atlanta Braves Fan. He worked as a production manager for Caterpillar in Alabama before returning to Newton County. Along with his parents Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Polk Smith. He is survived by his children Vanessa Hale (Jason) of Mansfield, Tammy Sims (Charles) of Coral Springs, Florida, and Mike Smith (Morgan) of Newborn; his grandchildren Samantha, Wayne, Brad, Ali, Amber, Alec, Sean, Bryce, Aiden, and Abbey; his great grandchildren Mackenzie, Cooper, and Oakley; his siblings Marshall Smith (Phyllis), Mary Ashby, Tom Smith (Sharon), and Terry Smith (Kathy); along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held at 2 o’clock Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org/AHA/Donate.
Governor Brian Kemp has lifted the restrictions for large gatherings and other recommendations throughout Georgia. However, we ask that you still be respectful of the family and others during this time. If you are sick, not feeling well, or have any symptoms of COVID 19, please do not attend the service or services. If you feel the need to wear a mask, please do so.