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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Roy T. Smith
September 13, 1936 - November 12, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • No Local Service

Dear Smith family, So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Soon death will be no more. God promises to do away with death forever and restore our loved ones to life again. What a wonderful hope! Rev 21:3& 4.Rom 6:23. In the meantime may God grant you peace.

Willie, Loganville,

Dear Marilyn, I was so sad to hear of your loss, but also grateful that you and Roy enjoyed 57 years together. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Laurie Liscomb, Hilton Head Island, SC

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I'm so sad to hear this news. Roy was our GREATEST and most tenatious coastal avocator with his expertise shown through our phytoplankton monitoring laboratory at UGA! We all knew that if anyone could figure it out, He would. He taught me many more things, too numerous to mention. I am thankful for having had Roy in my life and career at UGA.

Mare timmons, Savannah, GA

Roy Taylor Smith, MD, 82, died November 12, 2018 in Savannah, GA.

Born on September 13, 1936 in Watseka, IL, Roy was the son of the late Kenneth A and Helen T Smith.

He received his Baccalaureate in Science in 1959 from DePauw University and his Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University in 1963. He served his internship at Passavant Hospital and his residency at Wesley Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago, IL. Dr. Smith taught pathology at Northwestern Medical School and worked as a pathologist at Wesley Hospital, Chicago, and St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, Utica, NY. He was a Captain in the General Army Hospital Reserve, the 801st Division.

After retirement, Roy and Marilyn moved to Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA. Roy volunteered at the University of Georgia Marine Institute and enjoyed attending classes and lectures at the Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years Marilyn Fernstrom Smith; his children, Matthew T. and Christine Smith, Heather C. and David Engel, and Andrew F. Smith; his sister Susan S. and Ralph Walker; and 5 grandchildren.

A celebration of Dr. Smith’s life will be held at a future date

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31405.

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Dear Smith family, So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Soon death will be no more. God promises to do away with death forever and restore our loved ones to life again. What a wonderful hope! Rev 21:3& 4.Rom 6:23. In the meantime may God grant you peace.

Willie, Loganville,

Dear Marilyn, I was so sad to hear of your loss, but also grateful that you and Roy enjoyed 57 years together. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Laurie Liscomb, Hilton Head Island, SC

, ,

I'm so sad to hear this news. Roy was our GREATEST and most tenatious coastal avocator with his expertise shown through our phytoplankton monitoring laboratory at UGA! We all knew that if anyone could figure it out, He would. He taught me many more things, too numerous to mention. I am thankful for having had Roy in my life and career at UGA.

Mare timmons, Savannah, GA


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