Thomas Edward “Shorty” Smith

Published 9:42 am Monday, July 18, 2022

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Mr. Thomas Edward “Shorty” Smith passed away early Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Memorial Manor in Bainbridge, Georgia, at the age of 86 years old.  Mr. Smith was born in Seminole County, Georgia, on March 25, 1936, to his parents, Duke and Blanche Whitaker Smith. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force and was retired from Amoco Fabrics in Bainbridge.

Services for Mr. Smith were held at Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge on Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. David Grubbs officiated at the service. Mr. Smith was interred in Oakview Church of God cemetery in Donalsonville, Georgia.  The service ended in the Chapel, where the family received friends.

A life-long resident of Decatur County, Mr. Smith enjoyed working in the yard and in his garden. He loved the Lord and was a very faithful servant of God. He was predeceased by his wife, Judy Faircloth Smith.

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He is survived by his sisters Ginger McDowell, Helen Earnest and Barbara McDowell and her husband, James.  He is also survived by his nieces Shannon Phillips and Anna DeVaul as well as nephews Randy Earnest, James W. McDowell, Jr., Bill Rathel, Jeff Rathel and Casey Smith.

Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents, his wife and his siblings Hayward Smith, Maxie Smith, Linda Rathel, Margaret McNease, David Smith and Carlton Smith.

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distance of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

On-line condolences may be sent at  Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.