Chadwick "Chad" Clayton Smith, 35 of Valdosta passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Emory University Hospital. Chad was born April 18, 1986 in Valdosta. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Chad enjoyed fishing with his son, watching his favorite show Yellowstone, playing golf with his father & brother, and grilling. He was a friend to everyone he met and a big teddy bear to all that knew him.
Survivors include his 9 year old son, Colton Alexander Smith of Valdosta; father, Darryl (Patti) Smith of Valdosta; mother, Stephanie Rockwood (Marty) McCranie of Jasper, Fl; love of Chad's life, Tiffany Trowell of Valdosta; brother, Brad (Gabrielle) Smith of Valdosta; sister, Erica Smith (Jonathan Hatcher) of Raleigh, NC; aunt, Nikki Rockwood (Brett) Selph of Horseshoe Beach, Fl; step brothers, Michael (Heidi) Browning, and Jack (Breck) Browning; mother in law, Cassandra Trowell of Valdosta; grandmother in law, Gladys Pierce of Valdosta; father in law, Larry Trowell of Lakeland; several nieces, nephews, and a numerous amount of friends and family. Awaiting for him in heaven were his grandparents, Clay Smith, Rose Johnson Smith, and Irene Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Marty McCranie officiating. Interment will follow at Greggs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home.
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