George Preston Smith

George Preston Smith, Sr., 85, of Tampa Florida passed away September 18, 2020.

George was a proud son of God, husband, father, grandfather, pastor, and friend to many. He loved serving the Lord, reading the Bible, and being in prayer on a daily basis. George spoke openly of the Lord and ensured those around him knew about Jesus and His love for us. He touched the lives of many people.

He was the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Brookneal, VA. George was an avid sports fan and thoroughly enjoyed attending games. George attended Worsham School in Farmville, VA, Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA, and the College of William and Mary (Old Dominion University) in Norfolk, VA.

George was preceded in death by his parents Lura and Obern Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eva Wright Smith; children George Smith, Jr., of Maryville, TN, Denise Griffith and her husband, Billy, of Seaford, DE, Andrea Potts and the late Patrick Potts of Shelby, NC, Christian Smith of Maryville, TN, and Dana Smith and her husband, Brian Vinca, of Tampa, FL. He was the Proud Papa to grandchildren Matthew Smith, Andrew Smith, Vincent Lusardi, Jacob Larimore, Taylor Larimore, Tyler Wilson, Ashton Henry, and Benjamin Queener, II. George is also survived by his brothers, Roy and Ralph Smith.

A Celebration of Life and Service will be held in Farmville, VA at a later date. A notification of the future date, time, and location will be sent through newspapers, emails, and the funeral home.