Enoch F. Smith, Sr., age 91, passed away at Hospice at The Golden Isles following a brief
period of declining health.
He was the son of Samuel and Mamie Smith of Brantley County. He was preceded in death by his
parents, and stepdad, Shelton Smith. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Smith Morgan,
his in-laws, Dave and Jessie Highsmith and four children, Linda Smith Cook, Tina Smith Coyne, Teresa
Smith Kelly and Alan Franklin Smith.
Born in Brantley County in 1926, Smith attended Brantley County schools before entering the
construction business and being inducted in the US Navy stationed in Japan. Upon his honorable
discharge, he moved to Marietta then to Gainesville where he co-founded Gainesville Glass Company
and S&S Builders with his brother, Raymond. While in active employment, he was a member of the
Optimist Club, Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Cattlemen’s Association. After retirement, he
and his wife moved to Brantley County where he founded Smith Land Sales. The Brantley County Board
of Education conferred a special veterans’ diploma to him in 2016.
Smith is survived by his wife of fifty years, Marylyn Highsmith Smith, his brother, Raymond and five
children, Enoch Smith, Jr. and Sammy Smith of Gainesville, Tony Smith, Sherri Smith and her husband,
Clipper, of Brantley County and Beckie Smith of Atlanta. He had ten grandchildren and twelve great-
At his request, his remains were cremated. A memorial service is planned for a later date at
Frye Funeral Home Chapel in Nahunta. Memorials may be made to Bayview Nursing Patients
Activity, 12884 Cleveland Street West, Nahunta, GA 31553.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com