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George R. Smith Jr.

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George, 87 of Roswell, NM, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018.
George was born to George R. Smith Sr. and Wanette Johnson on May 14, 1930. George was born and raised in Roswell, NM. George graduated from Roswell High School in 1948 and afterward he attended NMSU of Las Cruces from 1948 to 1952 where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree on Business Administration. George was proud of being an Aggie for NMSU and he sat on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association for six years. George married his wife Alice B Kennedy on June 19, 1952.
After receiving his BBA, George joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Eglin AFB. His first son George R. Smith III was born at Eglin AFB in 1953. George was discharged from the US Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant. George came back to Roswell, NM in 1954. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at ENMU Portales. George worked 20 years as a controller in Building Block and Stone. George work independently in his company Energy Administration as a land man in the oil industry for 40 years. George was an active member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church and he was a member of the Rotary Club.
Those who preceded him in death are his parents George R. Smith Sr. and Wanette Johnson, his son-in-law JR Freeland, his brother Jody H. Smith, and his son David E. Smith.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are: Wife, Alice B. Smith. Son, George R. Smith III and his wife Ines Smith. Daughter, Kathleen Freeland. Grandson, George R. Smith IV. Granddaughter, Molly Hoover and her husband Jeromey Hoover along with his great grandchildren: Ryder, Allyson, Hunter and Skylynn. Grandson, Matthew R. Smith and his wife Blanca Smith and his great grandchildren: Hailey, Matthew Jr. and Alice.
George’s funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2 pm at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church with Father Dale Plummer officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.