C. Walon Smith

C. Walon Smith, 68, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

He was originally from Bainbridge, living the past 43 years in Long County and Wayne County and was a member of Ludowici First Baptist Church. He received his associate degree from Abraham Baldwin Agriculutral College, bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and his master’s degree from Georgia Southern University. He worked with the USDA Farm Service Agency retiring with 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Smith; his wife, Sara Long Smith and grandson, Christopher Mitchell.

Survivors include his two daughters, Rebecca Smart (Jon David) and Rachel Tyre (Will); six grandchildren, Chase Mitchell, Clay Smart, Abby Smith, Caitlin Smart, Sammy Tyre and Emi Tyre; his mother, Sue C. Smith; two brothers, Stacey Smith and Jeff Smith (Amy) and a special friend, Susan Maxwell and family.

Visitation will be held beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Jesup First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, from the Jesup First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike VonMoss, the Rev. Stanley Todd and the Rev. Mark Ledbetter officiating and a eulogy by Erica Wilkins.

Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Wayne County.

Active pallbearers are Harold Long, Scott Long, Chase Mitchell, Josh Smith, Ray Howard and Jim Westberry.

Honorary pallbearers are Bob and Ruth Harrison, former and present employees of the USDA Farm Service Agency and all friends and family in attendance.

Nobles Funeral Home of Baxley is honored to serve the family.

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