Gordon A. Smith, 66, of Jay, N.Y., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born in Jay, N.Y., July 30, 1950, the son of late Stanley R. Smith and Alice M. Smith.
Gordon attended Ausable Valley Central school and graduated with the class of 1970. He went on to work over 30 years at Egglefield Ford in Elizabethtown, N.Y., as a mechanic and auto body specialist. Gordon was well known for his love of cars, trucks and wealth of knowledge pertaining to the auto industry. He was always willing and eager to take on just about any job to help a friend or someone in need.
When Gordon retired, he kept himself busy with his daughters and grandchildren, his love of cars and trucks, gardening, working outside in his yard, barbecues and cooking, listening to gospel, blue grass and country music, and being a caregiver for his mother in her final years. Gordon enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with relatives he didn't often get to see. Gordon also loved being surrounded by his family of friends at the Independent Baptist Church of Keeseville, N.Y., where he'd been a dedicated member to the Lord for many years.
Gordon is survived by his two daughters, Tashia Carron of Saranac Lake, Aleshia Baldwin of Lake Placid; one grandson, Mark Carron with his wife, Kait Carron of Twentynine Palms, Calif.; and two grand-daughters, Ireland Sledge of Valdosta, Ga., and Sapphire Fancy of Lake Placid.
Gordon was a wonderful father and grandfather; always available for his two daughters. He enjoyed spending time with both of them but he especially liked going places and spending time with his favorite grand baby, Sapphire Fancy and his daughter Aleshia.
Gordon was an inspiration to those that knew him well; a man of few words yet strong, loving and regal. His courage, loyalty and generosity were second to none. Gordon lived his life serving the Lord and serving others. He will be deeply missed.
A funeral celebration of Gordon's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Independent Baptist Church, 2030 Rt. 22, Keeseville, N.Y., with Pastor Russ O'Neill officiating. Online condolences and to light a candle may be offered at tzfunerals.com. The Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
Published on March 20, 2017