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George Faison Smith, MD.

June 18, 1927 October 19, 2016
George Faison Smith, MD.
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George Faison Smith, M.D. died Wednesday, October 19. Visitation will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral on Tuesday, October 25 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m.

He was born June 18, 1927, in Indianola, Mississippi to George Kennebrew Smith, III and Nancy Clendenin Baird Smith. He grew up and attended school in Indianola, Baird and Greenwood, Mississippi. He attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and the University of Chicago before enlisting in the U. S. Navy in June of 1945, serving until his honorable discharge in August of 1946. After attending V.M.I. In Lexington, Virginia for a year, he graduated from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee in 1950.

Following two years of graduate school at Ole Miss, he entered the University of Mississippi Medical School and received his two year medical certificate in 1954. He continued his medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, receiving his M.D. degree in 1956. His early medical career included an internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, a one year general practice residency at Huey P. Long Charity Hospital in Pineville, Louisiana, and three years in general practice in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Dr. Smith completed an anatomic pathology residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and became board certified in 1965. He practiced at St. Dominic Hospital until 1970 when he accepted a position at the V. A. Medical Center where he practiced until his retirement in December of 1999. During his tenure at the V. A. he also had an appointment as assistant professor of pathology at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

From 1974 to 1997 Col. Smith served in the Mississippi Army National Guard including 14 years in the 134th Combat Support Hospital with four years as hospital commander and seven years in the 213th Medical Brigade which included duties as deputy state surgeon. He was particularly grateful for the opportunity to serve in the National Guard with so many outstanding men and women.

He was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of St. Andrew's Cathedral since 1961.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Catchings B. Smith. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Grace Moore Smith, his sons, George Brannon Smith of Ridgeland and Jonathan Baird Smith of Jackson, his brother Richard C. Smith of San Antonio, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to University of Mississippi Medical Center, Attention: Office of Development, 2500 North State Street, Jackson MS 39216 or St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, P. O. Box 1366, Jackson, MS 39215.

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Visitation

Tuesday

25

Oct

1:00 AM 10/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral
305 E Capitol Street Jackson 39201 MS
United States

Requiem Eucharist

Tuesday

25

Oct

2:00 PM 10/25/2016 2:00:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral
305 E Capitol Street Jackson 39201 MS
United States
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