Gary W. Smith, 66, of Smithsburg, MD, passed peacefully with his loved ones by his side at Meritus Medical Center on August 2, 2021. He was born January 10, 1955, in Waynesboro, PA. Gary was the son of Anna V. Smith of Smithsburg, MD, and the late Calvin (Bus) W. Smith Sr. Gary was a 1973 graduate of Catoctin High School.
Gary had a career on the railroad working at Western Maryland, Chessie, CSX and then spending twenty years at Maryland Midland Railroad before retiring in 2012.
Gary was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed attending oyster feeds and seafood nights with his family, as well as their golf tournaments. Gary was deemed a professional “piddler” in his retirement, spending his free time working on his home, mowing, enjoying time with his beloved grandchildren and an occasional nap.
Gary is survived by the love of his life of 43 years Teresa (Mellott) Smith, whom he married on June 3, 1979, his Daughter Kara Acre and husband Joe, of Smithsburg, MD their two children Ryker and Saylor and his four-legged children Gus and Gabbie. Gary is Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Gary has been reunited in heaven with his beloved son Craig A. Smith, father Calvin W. Smith Sr. (Bus), brother Calvin W. Smith Jr. (Bill) and sister Judy A. Huntzberry.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday August 8, 2021, at JL Davis Funeral Home Smithsburg MD at 2pm, with visitation starting at 1pm. Pastor George Traub officiating. Please feel free to dress casually.
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