Nelson George Smith
February 12, 1944 - June 8, 2020

Nelson George Smith, 76, passed away on Monday June 8, 2020 in Little River, South Carolina.

He was born at home on, February 12, 1944 in Proctorsville, Vermont, the son of Richard and Pauline Smith.

He attended Chester High School, graduating with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Vermont Technical College in 1964. He was president of Stewart-Hunt, a hydraulic equipment supplier in Burlington, Massachusetts. He lived in Vermont for the majority of his life, moving to Sunset Beach, North Carolina in December of 2018. Nelson was a gentle soul and a true stubborn Vermonter and proud of it. He was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed creating furniture for his family.

He was predeceased by his daughters, Kimberly Smith Savoir, in 2016 and Jodi Smith Gadai, in 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sherry Smith; his sister Janice Webster; his brother Richard W. Smith; and his four grandchildren, Gregory Gadai, Hannah Gadai, Megan Savoir, and Shawn Savoir.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Chester, Vermont.


  • Sandra Vincent Posted June 9, 2020 3:36 pm

    Sherry, I love you. Wish I could wrap my arms around you and hug you tight. Please let me know when burial will be. How can I help from here?

  • Sheila Gerry Pinette Posted June 9, 2020 4:04 pm

    Oh my goodness Sherry, my heart is so heavy and filled with sadness . God bless you my dear. Hugs and kisses. I am praying for you. Life is just not fair. You are in my thoughts. Please know you are always welcome here. I will try to connect at some point xxoo

  • Keith Gerry Posted June 9, 2020 5:16 pm

    Sherry, so sorry to hear of Nelsons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family … and our family ….
    As a youngster… always enjoyed seeing you and Nelson … always quick with a joke … his laughter and his smile … I remember fondly.

  • Mary E Semones Posted June 9, 2020 5:57 pm

    Dearest Sherry,
    I am so saddened to hear this news. Please know that you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I too, wish I could give you a hug and be with you at this time.
    May God Bless and be with you . Nelson will be greatly missed. Love from a Classmate from your past.

  • Denice A Kowalski Posted June 9, 2020 7:05 pm

    Sherry I am so sorry. He was such a gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.I remember so many great times with you all. Hugs

  • Dean Whitcomb Posted June 9, 2020 9:26 pm

    Prayers and deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Nelson.

  • Ginger Farquhar Posted June 10, 2020 10:23 am

    Sherry, we are so sorry to read of Nelson’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! We send hugs! Love, Ginger & Jamie

  • Pat and John Posted June 10, 2020 10:51 am

    Our hearts ache for you and the grandchildren. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything. We loved Nelson, a sweet, kind person as much as we love you. He will always remain in our hearts.

  • Maggie Neily Posted June 11, 2020 9:30 pm

    Peace be with you dearest Sherry

  • Mary Anza Posted June 12, 2020 2:38 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Nelson and searched to send you a card and note (the old-fashioned way), but could not locate an address bearing the needed zip code. My thoughts are with you. Life is so complicated.

  • .Sherry deWaard Posted June 13, 2020 3:40 pm

    I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Nelson ‘s passing. My prayers are with you. Please call when you’re up to it. Much love to you


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