January 29, 1958 - April 10, 2021
Tacoma, Washington - Geoffrey K. "Geoff" Smith, 63, a former Tacoma firefighter and part-time teamster at the Port of Tacoma, passed away in Tacoma Washington, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Seattle, and raised in the Chicago suburbs in Illinois. He moved back to the Pacific Northwest as a young man, and had lived in Tacoma for over 30 years.
Geoff is survived by his partner in life Connie Pyles, his children, Arica Smith-Simmer, Monica (Lee) Nagele, Veronica Smith, Geoffrey (Meo) Smith; his grandchildren, Kyli Re', Emily, Nolan, Regan, Lucas, and a sister Kimberly (Miles) Jackson.
Geoff adored his family and looked forward to all the family gatherings, vacations, and especially all the card and board games everyone played. He loved the outdoors. In his earlier days bicycled all over the west coast, the mid-west and had bicycled through parts of western Africa. He was a Mariners fan and attended many games and spring training in Arizona for many years. He was also a fan of blues music and spent the summers attending many blues festivals in the Pacific Northwest where he met many long time friends. He enjoyed hosting an annual 4th of July picnic on his property in Old Town to watch the fireworks. He also hosted a weekly "Training Day" for an after work get together at many of the local bars in Tacoma.
Geoff was loved by many people and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A celebration of life will be held on June 9th 2021. Please contact Connie Pyles (253) 677-4397 for location and time. Please no flowers. If you would like, you could make a donation to your favorite charity
in his name.