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Stanley “Stan” Samuel Smith

MSG (Ret) Stanley “Stan” Samuel Smith, age 55, of LaGrange, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in Columbus, Georgia at 2 p.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Stan was born on March 26, 1964, in Rochester, New York; the son of Floyd Jackson Smith and Freida Ayers Smith. Stan graduated from Carver High school in Columbus, Georgia, in 1982, and had an associates degree in History from LaGrange College. 

He joined the U.S. Army on Aug. 5, 1982, and retired from the Army on Aug. 31, 2002, as a master sergeant. When time would allow Stan enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include: his wife, Lynn Weege; his parents, Floyd J. and Freida Smith, his siblings, Tammy Coty, Timothy J. Smith, Sabrina Salas; children, Jessica Salmon, Gabrielle Smith, Jeremy Smith, Samantha Smith; granddaughters, Lilly Coup, Holly Jasensky, Lilly Patton, Riley Lynn Patton; and a previous spouse, Erica VanDyne.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at shcolumbus.com for the Smith family.