George   Smith. Jr.
George Smith. Jr.

February 8, 1933 - February 3, 2019
Born in Philadelphia
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

MR. GEORGE SMITH JR. affectionately known as “Uncle George” by his nieces and nephews and “Dit Dat” by his colleagues was born on February 8, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late George Washington Smith and the late Ruth Odelle Foulkes Smith. He made his transition to his heavenly home on February 3, 2019.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Celestine Ophelia Smith Caldwell, Earlene Odelle Smith Thompson, brother, Bernard Edward Smith, niece, Jennifer Odelle Thompson, nephew, Everett Arnold Thompson and great-nephew, Nathaniel Joel Thompson.
George attended West Philadelphia High School and after graduating, he enlisted in the United States Army. Following his military career, he worked as a longshoreman (Local 1332) for a period of time. He then joined the Philadelphia Police Department, where he rose to the rank of detective while continuing his education at the University of Pennsylvania. Twenty-two years later, he retired from the police, but remained very active.
He founded GSI, a private investigation agency, where he assisted various attorneys, judges and even the District Attorney Ronald Castille. He worked in security for Liberty One after which he embarked upon a second career as a Welfare Fraud Investigator for the Office of the Inspector General of the State of Pennsylvania, where he served with distinction for 15 years until his retirement at the age of 80.
George was always family first. Even though he had no biological children of his own, he was always actively involved in the lives of his nieces and nephews.
He leaves to cherish his memory: aunt, Queen Esther Foulkes Wainwright; sister-in-law, Yvonne Smith; brother-in-law, Marvin P. Caldwell, Sr.; nieces, Linda Thompson, Denise Thompson, Lori Thompson, Oquida Smith; nephews, Derek (Barbara) Thompson, Marvin P. Caldwell Jr., Bernard Smith Jr.; great-nieces, Marlene Thompson, Laura Tunstall, Jennifer Tunstall, Gabriella Thompson; great-nephews, David Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, Brian Thompson, Emmanuel Tunstall, Samuel Thompson, Phillip Thompson; great-great-nieces, Anya Thompson and Nevaeh Thompson; other relatives and friends.

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Memorial Service
Terry Funeral Home
4203-05 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA US 19104
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burial
Private
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA US
Tuesday, February 12, 2019