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Alexander Pete Smith, Jr., 76, passed away at University McDuffie Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
A native of Houston County, GA, Pete was a retired Navy veteran and pharmacist. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and spent more than 40 years providing advice, medications, comfort and humor to the residents of Thomson and surrounding areas. Pete loved craft beer, reading, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, Baylor and Windsor.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Millie, his son, Jason (Miriam) Smith, his daughter, Megan (Aaron) Cobb, his two grandchildren, Baylor Cobb and Windsor Smith, a brother-in-law, Darryl Yearwood, of Watkinsville, GA, and a special family friend, Joseph “JC” Crowder.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, with the Rev. Ed Rees officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made "In memory of Pete Smith" to: School for Arts Infused Learning (SAIL), 4575 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans, GA 30809 (Attn. Pam Alfieri), or Briarwood Academy, 4859 Thomson Highway, Warrenton, GA 30828.
Per CDC requirements, the family will be observing social distancing. Masks are requested and appreciated. Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.
Beggs Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Alexander Pete Smith, Jr.
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