With sadness and compassion, Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc, Pembroke Chapel, along with the Smith Family of Savannah, Ga., announce the passing of Mr. Willie James Smith.
Mr. Willie James Smith, age 83, of Savannah, Ga. passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, Ga. after an extended illness. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Claxton, Ga. to the late Willie Smith Sr. and Mozella Smith. He attended Mill Creek Elementary School. He was a longtime truck driver for Harvey Logging Company where he retired.
Most of the time you could find him sitting on the porch enjoying his coffee and his dogs. He was a people person and loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charlie Smith, Dan Phoenix Jr., Jimmy Smith and Willie J Smith; three sisters, Clara Phoenix Shalman, Maydella Smith and Gladys Homes.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 57 years, Linda Faye Smith of Savannah, Ga.; his children, his daughter Shalawn Smith of Savannah, Ga. and his son Marvin Smith Sr. of Pembroke, Ga.; his mother, Mozella Shalman Smith of Pemroke, Ga.; his sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Boatwright of Stapelton, Ga.; his brothers, Lonnie Smith and Joe Smith both of Pembroke, Ga. and Joseph Smith of Savannah, Ga.; two grandchildren, Marvin Smith Jr. of Claxton, Ga. and Omari Evans of Savannah, Ga.: three great-granchildren, Marvin Smith III, Makai Smith and Anthony Reddick all of Claxton, Ga.; and a host nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, in the Pembroke Chapel of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM, in the parking lot of Cypress Bay Baptist Church, Rev. Earl Herman, Pastor, 281 Charles Shuman Rd., Lanier, Ga., 31321. Rev. Craig R. Tremble will be the eulogist.
Due to COVID-19, we will adhere to social distancing and we are requiring that a mask be worn if you plan to attend the walk-through viewing or the celebration of life service.
The celebration of life service will be live-streamed via Facebook address www.facebook.com/Craig-R-Tremble-Funeral-Homes-Inc.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.craigrtremblefuneralhome.com.
If you choose to send flowers to the family through our floral store, an independent florist will make delivery according to your instructions.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Pembroke Chapel, 66 Ledford Street, Pembroke, GA, 31321.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mr. Willie James "Snookie" Smith, please visit our floral store.