Mr. Thomas (PeeWee) William Smith, Sr., age 69, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Thomas William Smith, Sr. was born August 2, 1948, in Bainbridge, Georgia, to Henry Judson Smith, II and Christine Delores Dyches Smith. Mr. Smith served, with honor, in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado during his military service. PeeWee was a member of V.F.W. Post 4904. He worked as a truck driver, retiring in 2006. He loved to work in his yard. PeeWee spent a lot of time on his computer playing computer games. He loved to grill and loved to be out of doors. Oldies music was his passion. PeeWee was a fan of Gunsmoke and watched football, especially the Georgia Dawgs. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Thomas W. Smith, Sr. will be deeply missed by the family and friends he loved so very much.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Theresa Avery of Bainbridge; children, Thomas W. (J.R.) Smith, Jr. of Bainbridge, Wade Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas, Adriana Smith and fiance, Logan King of Bainbridge; step-daughter, Amber Avery and companion, Thomas Glisson of Bainbridge; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Delores Evans and husband, Charles of Albany; brothers, Carl Eugene “Gene” Cook of Florida and James Leonard Cook and wife, Jackie of Ohio; and sister-in-law (wife, of his brother, Henry Judson Smith, III), Joann Smith of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Henry Judson Smith, III.