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

Creig was born December 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, November 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Roger Byrd, Mr. Sidney Wildes, and Rev. Steve Meguiar officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

Musical selections were rendered by Sandra Smith, Hattie Lou Ford, R. Bayne Stone, Tripp Hardee, and the congregation.

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

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.