Glenn Isaac Smith Sr., 82, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Bacon County Hospital in Alma. His wife of 61 years, Gail Pauline Brown Smith, 75, also of Bristol, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her residence.
He was born July 24, 1939 in Patterson. He had lived in Brooksville, FL for many years before moving to Bristol six years ago. He was a carpenter and loved teaching his grandchildren the trades he had learned. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and skeet shooting with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful story-teller and his moto was “Do it until we get it right – we don’t give up”. He loved his family unconditionally and so enjoyed the time he spent with them. He always said he fell in love with Gail the minute he saw her and knew he was going to marry her someday.
Gail was born March 13, 1946 in Dover, NH. She had been a bookkeeper for Shane’s Crib for several years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and sister who would do anything she could to help someone. She enjoyed gardening and dearly loved her husband and all of her family. The Smiths loved the Lord and attended Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.
Glenn was a son of the late Algernon Beal and Ethel Nancy Boyette Smith. Gail was a daughter of the late William Robert and Margaret Ida Allard Brown. They were also preceded in death by a son, Scotty Michael Smith.
Survivors include their children, Debra Savarese of Brooksville, FL, Denise (Perry) Blanford, Spring Hill, FL, and Glenn Isaac (Sandra) Smith Jr., Villa Rica; nine grandchildren, Brian Savarese, Michael (Jaine) Savarese, Austin Savarese, Zachary Bowles, Glenn Isaac (Cody Blue) Smith III, Samantha Smith, Nichole Brandon (Shane Thomas), Cheyenne Brandon and Jonathan Blanford; 19 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Glenn is also survived by a sister, Joann Dixon, Albany and two brothers, J. C. (Sue) Smith, Leesburg, FL and Edsel Smith, Cleveland, TN. Gail is also survived by a sister, LeAnn (Thomas) Baillargeon, Chesapeake, VA and two brothers, Walter Ford (Debbie) Brown and Douglas (Donna) Brown, all of North Port, FL. They both have numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home.
Joint funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks is strongly encouraged.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.