Smith, Jr., George Mortimer Retired as Director of Human Resources for Safeway Inc. Born in Hartford, Connecticut December 14, 1927, son of Dr. George Mortimer Smith and Letha Velma Dreyer Smith. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1948 and from Columbia University with a Master of Arts degree in 1950. He was a Dallas Branch Manager for the American Arbitration Association until 1952 and then Assistant Vice President and Director of Personnel for East Texas Motor Freight Lines, Inc. from 1952 to 1969 before joining Safeway in 1970. When the Dallas division of Safeway closed in 1987, he was transferred to the company's Seattle division. He retired from Safeway in 1990. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan Dresslar Smith. He is survived by his sons, Bruce Neal Wait of Sachse, Texas and Dan Alan Wait of Spiceland, Indiana; daughters, Diane Emmons and Cathee Denison of Dallas; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Service will be held Mon. July 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Park Lake Church, Sachse, TX.
Published in Dallas Morning News on July 11, 2013