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Carl Smith


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carl Smith Obituary
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SMITH Carl Smith, 85 of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Carl was a native of Douglas, GA and has been a long time resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 1959. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a great grandfather. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Smith, of 58 years, and two daughters, Vicki Smith Baker and infant Hannah Smith. Carl leave behind five children, Brenda Gail Caron (Buddy), Patsy Carol Ward (Randy), Glen Carlton Smith (Debbie), Bonnie Lois Carter (Tony), Sheri Lynn Scully, eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother, Herbert L. Smith, and many nieces and nephews. Carl started his own company in 1968, Carl Smith Trucking until he retired in 1991. Then he became actively involved with his son, Glenn Smith and the company became Smith Trucking INC. He dedicated his life to his wife and children. Carl was an avid hunter and fisherman. Carl served in the US Army and the reserves. Throughout his life, he always relied on his strong faith in his Lord and Savior, loved his family unconditionally and was a great friend to many. II Timothy 4:7-8 says, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousness judge, shall give me at the day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. In honor of Carl's love of fishing, the family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament. Make all donations payable to: WCH Bass Tournament (Memo line: Carl Smith/Bass T). PO BOX 5964 Jacksonville, FL 32247. Family visitation to greet friends will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Funeral Home, 729 South Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205. Celebration of Carl's life will be held at 1 PM on May 17th, 2014 in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Gardens at Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 15, 2014
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