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Bath | Garold "Gary" E. Smith , age 77, of Bath, NY, died August 6, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born December 27, 1936 in Bath, NY. Gary was a 1954 graduate of Haverling High School. In 1956 he graduated from Morrisville, NY Ag-Tech. In 1960 he graduated from Alfred State University with a degree in Business and Economics. Through 1960-1966 he was in the Army Reserves. Gary spent the rest of his life owner of Smiths Auto Body in Bath, NY. He was the son of Emerson and Ann Smith who were the original founders of Smiths Auto Body and Ann's Beauty Salon. Gary always credited his success to his parents business principles.
Gary was a long time member of the American Legion, Moose Club, Elks and Rod n Gun Club. Gary had a passion for flying, enjoyed traveling and family functions.
Gary is predeceased by his sister JoAnn Campbell and brother Paul E. Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Roxie Smith and stepsons, Mark and Paul Grimshaw, son, Jeff Smith (Mary Conley), daughter Kristin Smith, brother, Jim (Jean) Smith, grandchildren, Matt Smith, Barbara (Deon) Bellamy, Chalisse McClain, Rian Maddox and Kyle, Bryant and Michael Conley; nieces Pam (Matt) Prescott and Stephanie Smith; nephews, Mark (Jody) Marquez and Billy (Sue) Marquez, Jim Smith, David Smith (Norma Bush) and Mike (Jill) Smith and many other great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. A Memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend David Barnard officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
Published in The Corning Leader on Aug. 8, 2014
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