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Deacon James Fred "Stuckey" Smith

November 16, 1934 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Deacon James "Stuckey" Smith Obituary

Deacon James Fred “Stuckey” Smith, age 88, passed peacefully away on Friday, September 8, 2023 surrounded by family, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA.

Deacon Smith was born and raised in Bulloch County. He received his high school education at Williams James High School, graduating in 1954. Upon graduating, he went on to pursue his college education at Savannah State University, formerly known as Savannah State College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1964 and a master’s degree in Elementary Education in 1974. He spent many years as an Educator, retiring from the Bulloch County Board of Education in 1994.

Deacon Smith was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a proud member of many civic affiliations namely, William James Elks Lodge #1346, a mason with Widow Son Lodge #396, the Lucky Ten Club and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He was the Chairman of Finance at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association. Deacon Smith served faithfully as a deacon of The Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Brooklet, GA.

Deacon Smith leaves to cherish fond memories with his lovely wife of 62 years, Jannie Ruth Smith, Brooklet, GA; daughters, Jennifer Smith, Lawrenceville, GA and Lawanda Johnson, Clito, GA; son, Dwayne (Kathy) Smith, Nevils, GA; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Walk-through viewing will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home Chapel.

Celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 1:00p.m. at Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 327 Railroad Street, Brooklet, GA 30415. Rev. John T. McPhatter, eulogist.

Interment will be at the Bulloch Memorial Gardens, 22002 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30459.

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Celebration of life services have been entrusted to the care of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, Ga. 30458

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Walk-Through Viewing
September 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458
238 W. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Celebration of Life Service
September 17, 2023

1:00 PM
Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
327 Railroad Street
Brooklet, GA 30415

Interment following celebration of life service

Bulloch Memorial Gardens
22002 US Hwy 80
Statesboro, GA 30459


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