Obituary of George Woodrow Smith, Jr.
George Woodrow Smith Jr.
With great sorrow, the Smith family would like to announce that our beloved George Woodrow Smith Jr., 86, of Placida, Florida passed away on March 27th, 2023 with his loving wife by his side.
George was born on June 25, 1936 to George W. Smith Sr. and Elaine Marie Smith (Chapman) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from DelhaasHigh School in Bristol, Pa in 1954, George went into Line School to study and train to be a Lineman with Philadelphia Electric.
After completing Line school, George was inducted into the U. S. Army as a lineman in July 1955. He was in the signal corps and was stationed in Germany for a stint. During his time overseas, George was selected as soldier of the month out of the entire European Theatre. This was a great honor. He also received a good conduct medal and several letters of commendation.
After his time in the army, George returned to Pennsylvania to work for Philadelphia Electric as a lineman and foreman in the Eastern Division. He worked faithfully for the same company for 36 years before retiring in 1992 and moving to Placida, Florida with his wife, Christine. They enjoyed spending time together and sailing on their sailboat.
George first met Christine in 1978 at Flannery’s Restaurant Bar in Penndel, Pa. It was love at first dance. His friend bet him 20$ that she would dance with him. So, George asked her, and she said yes. They danced together and were inseparable ever since.
George is preceded in death by his parents, George W. Smith Sr. and Elaine Marie Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Smith, his sister Kathleen Hobbs, his son Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Jamie, his son Gregory Smith Sr. and his wife, Janet, his son, Brian Smith and his wife, Maryann, his daughter, Cindy Smith, his 9 grandchildren and their families: Anissa Haney, Ashlie Smith, Rebecca Dunkerton, Brittany Smith, Gregory Smith Jr., Carly Smith, Brian Smith, Emma Smith, Ella Smith, and his 16 great grandchildren. George will be missed and remembered by his family and the lives he touched.
Visitationwill be held at Englewood Community Funeral Home in Englewood, Florida on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM with a burial to follow at Venice Memorial Gardens at 2pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George Smith, Jr., please visit Tribute Store