Dr. George Smith, a community volunteer, physician and philanthropist, died Friday.
Many reached out on social media platforms to express their dismay at his death.
He was an active participant in many Civil War reenactment groups. Those organizations posted tributes to his volunteer work. Smith’s passions included the Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table and the U.S. Colored Troops Living History Association.
Stones River National Battlefield
“We are saddened by the loss of our long time friend, volunteer and partner, Dr. George Smith,” the Stones River National Battlefield posted on Facebook. “George has served as a driving force behind many of our partnership programs highlighting the role of middle Tennessee African Americans before, during and after the Civil War.”
We are saddened by the loss of our long time friend, volunteer and partner, Dr. George Smith. George has served as a driving force behind many of our partnership programs highlighting the role of middle Tennessee African Americans before, during and after the Civil War.
Visitors to our park will benefit from George’s legacy as we continue to explore and share the stories of slavery, the United States Colored Troops, and the post-war Cemetery Community in and around the battlefield.
Rutherford County Tennessee Historical Society
The Rutherford County Tennessee Historical Society remembered him as a “longtime local historian and community servant,” in a Facebook post, saying that he “passed on to Glory today.”
‘Frank the Computer Guy’ has taken hundreds of thousands of pics over the decades. Dr. George Smith is/was perhaps my favorite person is which to shoot pics.
His countenance, his glow, his spirit was revealed is every pic which featured George.
A post in the community Facebook group “Downtown Dwellers” referenced Smith’s work with the Bradley School Museum, Sam Davis Home, Cemetery Community and Fort Negley.
He “was an inspiration to us all. Can’t exaggerate how much his smile & handshake will be missed,” the post said.