George Henry Smith Jr.

Born: Fri., Apr. 2, 1954
Died: Sun., Jun. 17, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Jun. 20, 2018
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 21, 2018
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home

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George Henry Smith Jr., 64, passed away on June 17, 2018 at  his residence in Maiden. He was born April 2, 1954, to  George Henry Smith Sr. and Polly Canipe Smith McSwain in Lincoln County. George owned his own paint contracting business for many years.  For last few years he was employed as a custodian with Newton-Conover City Schools.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, George Henry Smith Sr.  George is survived by his beloved wife; Randy Faye Bumgarner Smith of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Smith Weaver and husband Buddy,  his mother, Polly Sue Canipe Smith McSwain and many other cherished relatives and friends.

The Smith family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11:00 am in the chapel at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.  Minister Joe Canipe will be officiating and assisted by Dr. Greg Dry.  Interment will follow the service at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association 222 South Chuch St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202 

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home of Maiden is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Janet Weaver
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Randi Polly. Jennifer. Buddy. Sorry for your loss. George was a special person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

   Posted Tue June 19, 2018

Tammy Hogue
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
Aunt Polly, Randi, Jennifer and Buddy, please know you all are in our prayers. May God wrap you in his love during this most difficult time.

Visiting North Carolina during my childhood; I know us Canipe kids always looked forward to spending time with "Buzzy". I will always remember Buzzy with a smile on his face and quick to help out anyone in need. I know after my parents moved up there, Buzzy was always there for them. He will truly be missed. Our love to you all,
with deepest sympathy, Chris and Tammy

Susan Ramsey
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
My sincerest condolences Mrs. Smith. George was a friend to me and always willing to lend an ear or a story. George was genuinely a good guy. I loved getting to chat with him after a long hard day, he brighten the day with his hearty laugh and his farming stories. I will miss him dearly.

John A. Canipe
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all we love you. John A. Canipe.

Don Bumgarner
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
Randi and Jennifer
The boys and I are so sorry. Words are hard to find to express the shock and sadness we feel. George was a good guy and will not be forgotten.

Audrey Savage
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
I want to let you know you are all in my prayers!! Audrey Savage

DeAnne Bumgarner Morrow
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Love and prayers to you Aunt Polly, Randy, Jen and Buddy. May God give you strength and guide you during this difficult time.

William helms
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
To Polly and family your in my thoughts and prayers love to you all

William helms
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
To Polly and family your in my thoughts and prayers love to you all Kathy t helms and family

Anna Stewart
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
I teach at NCMS. I have enjoyed speaking with George daily as I end my day, and as he began his. He was so kind and full of wisdom. I will miss him greatly. He was a faithful follower of Jesus and now he can finally rest in heaven! Please know I will be praying for him.

   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
I am sorry to hear of your loss. In your spare time please read and meditate on these scriptures found at Job 14:14,15, John 5:28,29, and Revelation 21:4. Hopefully these scriptures will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit

   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
So very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolence to you and your family. It will be so wonderful when death is no more. Rev.21:3,4. And see them again on Earth in the future. Acts 24:15; Psalms 37: 11, 29 . What a comfort to know that God does not cause death at this time. Ecclasiastes 9:11. And in God's kingdom, Matthew 6:10 . Jesus will bring the dead back to life again on Earth and make a paradise here , in the future. Revelation 21:3,4 ; Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:11,29. I am praying for strength beyond normal for you, and comfort for you and your family. Please look up all scriptures and you will see all is true. For more comfort and all free. Here is all the a link to help :

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