George Smith
1941 - 2021
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George Smith
George Smith, 79, passed away peacefully at his Surfside Beach, SC home on February 8, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 20, 1941, he grew up in Pompton Plains and lived in Sparta, Frelinghuysen and Hackettstown before retiring to Surfside Beach, SC in 2012. After attending Butler High School, George joined the National Guard, got married and moved his family to Sparta, where he spent 25 years as a Little League coach, taking his Navahos all the way to the Little League World Championship in Williamsport, PA. In addition, George helped form the youth basketball program in Sparta, also lending his hand coaching. This program produced two NBA players. He was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters for several years.
You would find George with a camera in his hands. He was an avid photographer. He also had a great love for bowling and competed in many out-of-state tournaments.
George worked many years at Dynapac Corporation in Stanhope, NJ as their advertising manager. He eventually started his own marketing and communications company, Advantage Advertising, in Hackettstown and in Hope, NJ. His work allowed him to travel all over the country, including many road trip adventures to visit beautiful states, cities and towns.
George leaves behind his wife, Carol {Clauss); his daughter, Michelle Lantz and her husband, Bob of Stanhope, NJ; his son Mark Smith and his partner, Shirley McPeek, of Montague, NJ; his stepson, Michael Curran of West Chester, OH; his stepdaughter, Lisa Moore, of Conway, SC; his sister, Jeri Lynch of Fairfield, NJ and many beloved nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents Al
{Walter) Smith and Gertrude Smith, and his brother William Smith.
At his request, no funeral or memorial services are planned.
Donations in George's memory can be made to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

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Published in The New Jersey Herald from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2021.
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