SYLVESTER -- Mr. Earl Smith, Jr., 50, of Leesburg died Sunday, September 9, 2012 in Lumpkin, GA.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Wright's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Josh Copron officiating.

Mr. Smith was born on May 7, 1962 to the late David Junior Smith and Betty Jean Mullis White in Augusta, GA. He had lived in Dougherty and Lee County all his life. Mr. Smith was a former office manager with Heldenbergs and had operated a wrecker service. He loved watching sports, especially the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Smith of Leesburg and Dakota Wilson of Valdosta; brother, David Smith (Diane) of Leesburg; sister, Mary Jane Porter (Pete) of Albany and the mother of their children, Melanie Wilson of Leesburg.

In addition to his parents Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Tyler Smith on September 1, 2012 and a sister Betty Ann Bradshaw.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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Banks Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-2055

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