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George Duncan Smith, 79, born May 11, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., died March 19, 2017, at his home in Cullman, surrounded by family.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Tallulah Weston Smith; his children, Darin Smith, Jolinda (Angel Amores) Smith and Dina Smith Canup; his grandchildren, Alex Smith, Nicholas Amores, George Amores and Aurie Canup; his sister, Leura (Bill) Mollenhauer; brother, Gerald Smith; sisters-in-law, Marie Massey, Claudia Weston and Angie Coffman; brothers-in-law, Richard Weston and Ted Coffman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dibrell and Helen Aurelia Dubkowski Smith; and his brother, Charles Smith.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he later worked in sales and technology before a long career with the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, where he was considered an expert in his field by the time of his retirement. A 41-year member of First Baptist Church, he laughed heartily, offered advice (both solicited and unsolicited), and had a gift for fixing virtually anything. He never knew a stranger, relished telling stories, and loved a good bargain. He enjoyed western novels, history, Auburn football, NASCAR, and dogs, especially his cherished companion, LuluBelle. Most of all, he loved his family and gave of himself freely.
Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., with burial in City of Cullman Public Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Baptist Church and Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
Published on March 23, 2017
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