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Rev. Lee Creig Smith

December 06, 2021
Rev. Lee Creig “Pork Chop” Smith, age 64, of Baxley died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at his residence under the care of GHC Hospice.

Creig was born Dec. 17, 1956, in Dodge County to the late Leavey Carl Smith and the late Vivian Willene McLeod Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, was employed by Georgia Power for many years on high line construction, and was a retired United Methodist Church minister. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christy Elizabeth Smith Hayes.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra S. Smith of Baxley; sisters-in-law, Hattie Lou (James) Ford of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Lisa Stone of Baxley; brother-in-law, R. Bayne Stone of Hazlehurst and a host of nieces and nephews. Creig was “Unk” to Harrison Kelly Tillman and a special family friend to Denise Pittman, Rachel Bird, and Ryan Tillman.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Roger Byrd, Sidney Wildes, and Rev. Steve Meguiar officiated.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Honorary pallbearers were in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The United Methodist Children’s Home, PO Box 2525 Macon, Georgia 31204.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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