Celebrating the life of

Jacob Alexander "Jake" Smith

February 21, 1941 - July 02, 2020

Jacob Alexander

Jacob Alexander Smith, age 79, of Savannah, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 2. 

Jake was born on February 21, 1941 in Reidsville, GA to Edgar and Ruby Smith. He grew up in Reidsville, GA with his parents, three brothers, and one sister. He graduated from Reidsville High School in 1959. He received a banking certificate from Louisiana State University in 1983. He was Recognized by Who’s Who of Georgia in 1989. He was in the banking industry for 40 years. He was a retired Vice President of Wachovia. 

Jake enjoyed going on the boat and fishing with friends and family.  He was an avid race fan. He was a member of the Optimist club, Savannah Jaycees, and Ossabaw Yacht Club. 

Preceding Jake in death were his parents, Edgar Lorin Smith and Ruby Frances Hollingworth Smith. Surviving are his fiance Beth Hawk; his son Stephen Jacob Smith (Angie), his grandson Stephen Chase Smith; daughter Jennifer Smith Gerke (Keith), granddaughters Lila and Lena Gerke. His sister Ann Connor, his three brothers, Gary Smith (Marie), Robert Smith (Marie), and Lorin Smith (Sara). As well as many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The funeral service will follow immediately after at 2:00 p.m.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.



We are very sorry to lose Jake. He will be missed by his families.

- James & Beverly Clark, Richmond Hill, GA

Jake and I shared a 50+ year friendship. We also both worked at Wachovia Bank. Jake was always the life of the party. He loved his family so much. He will forever be remembered in my heart as a very special friend. I am truly saddened by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family at this sad time. Just remember, you will forever have a true angel watching over each of you.

- Patricia K Smith, HOSCHTON, GA

steve we are so sorry to hear of the lost of your dad, we are praying for your family at this time may GOD BLESS.

- david blount, savannah, GA

steve we are so sorry to hear of the lost of your dad, we are praying for your family at this time may GOD BLESS.

- david blount, savannah, GA

Steve, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know you are in our prayers. With love, Helen and Jack.

- Helen & Jack Vinall, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry for your lose . You are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth I hope God wraps his arms around you and family during this grieving process. He is a Guardian angel now.

- Therese Robertson, Savannah, Ga

Beth, Sending you heartfelt thoughts and prayers, Sandy and Walter Thompson

- Sandy Thompson, Savannah, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

- Daniel T Powers, Savannah, GA

Jake has been a dear friend and colleague for over 30 years. He will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

- kimberly Shirah Fowler, Savannah, Ga

We are so sad to hear of Jakes passing. Always a gentleman. May he Rest in Peace.

- Julia A Dyer Strickland, SAVANNAH, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel