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May 12, 1963 ~ August 4, 2022 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Mr. Frank Smith, age 59, of Vidalia, died Thursday, August 4, 2022, at his home after a sudden illness. He was a native of Lyons, attended Robert Toombs Christian Academy and Lyons Senior High School. Early in his life, he was a meat cutter and was meat market manager at various grocery stores. He attended Columbus College and Brewton-Parker College. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Sociology from Georgia Southern University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia. He began his law practice with his brother at Smith & Cannon, and later founded Smith Law Group in Vidalia. He started a number of charities including, Bikes for Kids, Backpacks for Kids, and at some point, furnished all the schools in the Toombs County area with backpacks filled with supplies. He generously supported numerous local charities as well. He previously attended the Oaks Baptist Church in Lyons and was an avid collector. He is preceded in death by his father, Judd Smith.
His family includes his wife, Julie Williams Smith; four children, Peyton Perry and husband J.K., Trent Smith, III, George Smith and John Smith, all of Vidalia; his mother, Helen Wiggins Smith Hamilton of Lyons; one brother, Tommy J. Smith and wife Cathy of Santa Claus; and one sister, Rebecca Bridges of Vidalia.
The memorial service will be Sunday afternoon, August 7th, at 2:00 in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Chester Proctor officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until just prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 628 West Oglethorpe Ave., Lyons, GA 30436, Mercy Medical Clinic, 714-1 NW Broad St., Lyons, GA 30436, or the charity of your choice.