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Celebrating the life of
Phillip Ralph Smelley
December 02, 1941 - January 05, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

"In this difficult time God offers you comfort through his Word. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."(Psalms 147:3)He promises "Death will be no more."(Revelation 21:4)This gives you the hope of seeing your loved one again."(Acts 24:15)My condolences."

SAK, Snellville, GA

I am so sorry for your loss it always hurt when we lose someone we love but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29, again I am sorry for your loss

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Matt and family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all

Ron & Toni Wild, Fletcher, NC

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please be assured that God is love and he does not want any of us to suffer. Hel gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever. May you find comfort in this promise found in Rev 21:3,4.

E. Valdes, Greenville , SC

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when lose someone you love, our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again , please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you strength and comfort again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Dear Matt, I know you, Claire, and the girls are heartbroken. It’s always hard to lose a parent and one that you admire. Peace to all of you and especially to your mother.

Terry and Jamie Clark, Spencer, IN

Matt, Claire, Katherine,Peyton , Emery, and all of the Smelley Family. We are very sorry to learn of your great loss. May it comfort you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,

Jim and Lois Goss, Salem, NH

Matt, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Me.and Mrs. James Marchese, Marshall, NC

My heart is broken again for this loss. He was such a good man. My condolences to Katherine, Matt, Claire and of course Katie, Payten, and Emery. I know he was welcomed home by Scott.

Patricia Browne, Fresno,

A beautiful tribute to a lovely man. All my blessings to the family.

Jamie Najim, London ,

Phillip Ralph Smelley, aged 77, passed away at Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2019.  He was a loving husband to his wife, Sara Katherine, for nearly 54 years, and was a devoted father to his two sons.

Phillip was born on December 2, 1941, in Waco, Texas. His parents were Col. Howard Mortimer Smelley, and Billie Hinson Smelley.  He graduated from Georgia State University in 1976 with a degree in Economics.  He enjoyed a long career as the Senior Vice President and Principal Project Manager of Transit working for Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.  In 1965, he married the love of his life, Sara Katherine Champion.  He lived in Savannah for the past seventeen years.

Phillip enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, golfing, reading, numismatics, bird watching, and amateur geology.

Phillip was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Scott Smelley.  He is survived by his wife, Sara Katherine of Savannah, GA, his son, Dr. Matthew Peyton (Claire Najim) Smelley, and granddaughters, Katherine, Peyton, and Emery of Asheville, NC, and a sister, Deborah Smelley Theriot of Baton Rouge, LA.

The family will hold a private memorial service, date to be determined.

 

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"In this difficult time God offers you comfort through his Word. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."(Psalms 147:3)He promises "Death will be no more."(Revelation 21:4)This gives you the hope of seeing your loved one again."(Acts 24:15)My condolences."

SAK, Snellville, GA

I am so sorry for your loss it always hurt when we lose someone we love but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29, again I am sorry for your loss

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Matt and family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all

Ron & Toni Wild, Fletcher, NC

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please be assured that God is love and he does not want any of us to suffer. Hel gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever. May you find comfort in this promise found in Rev 21:3,4.

E. Valdes, Greenville , SC

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when lose someone you love, our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again , please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you strength and comfort again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Dear Matt, I know you, Claire, and the girls are heartbroken. It’s always hard to lose a parent and one that you admire. Peace to all of you and especially to your mother.

Terry and Jamie Clark, Spencer, IN

Matt, Claire, Katherine,Peyton , Emery, and all of the Smelley Family. We are very sorry to learn of your great loss. May it comfort you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,

Jim and Lois Goss, Salem, NH

Matt, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Me.and Mrs. James Marchese, Marshall, NC

My heart is broken again for this loss. He was such a good man. My condolences to Katherine, Matt, Claire and of course Katie, Payten, and Emery. I know he was welcomed home by Scott.

Patricia Browne, Fresno,

A beautiful tribute to a lovely man. All my blessings to the family.

Jamie Najim, London ,


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