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Celebrating the life of

Scott Smith

September 17, 1968 - June 18, 2020

Scott Smith

Thomas Scott Smith, Savannah, GA, 51, passed away at home, June 18, 2020.  Scott, also known affectionately as “Scotty” or “Smitty” was born in Savannah on September 17th, 1968 as the only child to Thomas Waldo Smith and Vivian Davis Smith (Holt).

 Scott graduated from Beach High School.  He began working with his father who owned Tommie Smith Painting as a teenager and then later became owner of Scott Smith Painting and Construction. He was a jack of all trades working the past few years for Fox and Weeks Funeral Home and being an UBER driver while also continuing his business.  Scott was an avid golfer who played for many years at Bacon Park Golf Course, Lavida Golf Club and was the 2001 Wilmington Island Club Champion.  He was also a member of a Savannah dart league for many years.  Scott was known for his smile that could light up any room, his BIG personality and was a natural born jokester who was always the life of the party.  He enjoyed family vacations at Tybee Island beach, boating, hosting pool parties with family and friends, watching Georgia Bulldog games, Nascar races and listening to music.  Scott was a very giving man who sponsored children around the world, donated to children with cancer foundations for many years and was a true and loyal friend to many.  Anyone who ever received a gift from him will never forget his “money sandwiches.” He was a former member of Isle of Hope Baptist Church and then joined Compassion Christian Church several years ago. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Waldo Smith. He is survived by his two beloved children, Ethan Thomas Smith and Kayli Nicole Smith, his mother, Vivian Davis Holt (William-Dub), former wife, Cathy Moore Smith and former girlfriend of many years, Julie Brennan, all of whom he loved dearly.  He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Savannah Humane Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2020 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.   Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.  The family asks that all attending please dress casually and to wear flip flops which were Scott’s requests. 

 

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Scott's smile was contagious and it lit up the entire room. He will be missed greatly but I know he's up there with my mama and they're having more fun than we can imagine! I love you all and I am praying for you.

- Tori and Lyle Nemeth, CA


Scottie We will surely miss you so many memories shared together.RIP Bill ,Jeff & Craig.Prayers for the family.

- PPG/Glidden Paints Gabg, Savannah , GEROGIA


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I'll always remember you. Your laugh and smile was infectious. You were a light to many people and will never be forgotten...... SS

- Wayne Blackburn , Lewiston, Idaho


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Condolences to Scott's family & friends. He was our neighbor in Magnolia Park. He was a joy to know, always had a smile & a wave . We would chat with him on our dog walks. He was so proud of his yard & always kept it immaculate. He was truly a blessing to our neighborhood & will be sorely missed.

- Jim & Linn Patterson, Savannah, GA


Scott was a childhood friend of mine, even then his smile lit up the room. I left Georgia as a teenager but reconnected in the summers and later here on Facebook. Scott will be missed by everyone who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss but am grateful that he is no longer in pain and is in a better place. It’s comforting to know we will see him again. Love and prayers to his children, mother, and friends. I wish I could be there but know my thoughts and love are with you. Rest In Peace Scott until we meet again

- Katrina Stringer Godfrey , Cody, Wyoming


My memories of Scott range from him riding dirt bikes and stealing his comb from his back pocket, to racing each other in our Mustang’s, long distance friendship and letter writing, parties and laughter and private conversations. We shared sweet times and sometimes petty disagreements, but most of all we shared a genuine friendship. From teenage years to adulthood the tether was never broken. It was a privilege to meet his children, both of whom I pray for with this loss. Scott, I still have your stupid comb and all of your sweet letters. I will carry your memory with me until we meet again. Thanks for making me smile.

- Theresa Bracewell Murphy, Glen Ellyn, Illinois


Love ya my brother. You always put a smile on my face. Scott had a special gifted personality that could blend in so many situations. Your generosity, leadership, character, laugh, sense of humor and most of all the love you spoke about your family and friends is and will probably always be above and beyond what I’ll ever find in any other friend. Miss you ever day !!

- Pat Delaney, Illinois


My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith family at this time. May the Lord ease your suffering.

- Rick Zakrajsek. "Zak", Savannah, Georgia


Thoughts and prayers to the Smith family may his memory be forever eternal

- Eleni Coco, Savannah , Ga


You all are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Scott. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you comfort.

- Kelly Morrison , Richmond Hill , Georgia


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Rip

- Corbell, Savannah, Ga


Mr. Scott You always made me laugh. Picking on me because I’m a Gator fan. All the football and pool parties at my house. You being the jokester. Laughing and dancing on the deck. Sleeping in my bed and I had to always kick you out! You will be missed by so many people. Thank you for being there and talking to me when Uncle Ryan left us. Thank you for being there for my mom and helping her as much as you did when she needed help in the yard! Football parties will never be the same without you. Hope you and Uncle are sharing Nascar and football stories. Until we meet again! Thank you for all the memories!

- Chris Tuck, Savannah, Georgia


To young Scott ! Enjoyed every one of our days on the golf course , you were alot of fun to play with . You were a good friend and will be missed .

- Laney Carter, Pooler, GA


Going to miss you so much man. One of a kind.

- David Hall , Jacksonville Beach , Fl


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I met Scott shortly after moving to Savannah in the 90's. He & Cathy immediately became our great friends. Not having any family in the area, they always made sure we had plans on holidays, etc. Scott always made us feel included and welcome. He was so full of life & fun to be around. I kept in touch with him here & there over the years and will definitely always remember my years living in Savannah fondly. Thanks Scott, we will miss you.

- Elyse Oliver, Jackson, MI


So Very Sorry for Your Loss

- Amber Lupus & Paige Healy, Savannah Ga/ Charleston SC


So Very Sorry for Your Loss

- Amber Lupus & Paige Healy, Savannah Ga/ Charleston SC


Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Scott was so helpful to our family through Hurricane Matthew. We depended on him even up until to just a few weeks ago to always point us in the right direction. This is such a loss

- Pamela and Henry Thompson, Savannah, GA


I have known Scott since 9th grade. He will be missed! I know he loved his kids more than anything! RIP Scott. You are not in pain any longer. Your family loved you!

- Jennifer and Yancey Johnson, Savannah, GA


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- Jennifer Johnson, Savannah, GA


My prayers are with the family as they grieve the loss of Scott and navigate a life without him in it, but I feel certain he will always be with them in spirit. I will always remember that teenager with the wavy hair and smile that lit up a room. Rest in peace my friend.

- Lisa Wallace, Savannah, Georgia


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- Lisa Wallace, Savannah, Georgia


Praying for your strength in your time of sorrow. Scotty and I attended Beach HS. He kept me laughing. May the Lord keep you.

- Katrina Williams , Savannah , Ga


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200