Samuel Douglas Smith (Sam) was born in Greenville, Alabama to Mary Brunson Smith and Maxwell Romaine Smith. The family moved to the Atlanta area and Sam grew up in Decatur, and attended Druid Hills High School where he was elected President of the Student Body. On to Georgia Tech and a Ramblin' Wreck for life, Sam was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Tech and two Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Georgia State University. September of 1967 brought graduation, commissioning as an Ensign in USNR and a wedding all in the same week. He served aboard the USS Shelton (DD-790) stationed in San Diego during the Viet Nam conflict.
After being discharged from the Navy, the family returned to Atlanta and Sam began a 36 year career with the Federal Reserve Bank System - 12 years in Atlanta and 24 years with the Cleveland bank. Residing in Hudson, Ohio, Sam served in numerous capacities at The First Congregational Church of Hudson and at the Country Club of Hudson where he pursued his passion for golf. He also chaired the board of Beech Brook, an organization in Cleveland helping children and families thrive by promoting healthy child development.
Retiring in 2007, the family moved to Evergreen, Colorado where Sam enjoyed mountain living at it's best! Sam held leadership positions in Art for the Mountain Community (now Sculpture Evergreen), Evergreen Rotary and Rockland Community Church. A move to Longmont in 2018 meant no longer living in the mountains, but enjoying panoramic views of the front range and involvement in Longmont Rotary and Boy Scout committees.
Sam is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Settle Smith, Daughter and delight of his life, Jennifer Asbury, son-in-law Scott Asbury and adored grandaughter Audrey Asbury of Niwot, Colorado, brother George Smith and sister-in-law, Leslie Ireland of Vienna, Virginia, brother-in-law Gary Settle and sister-in-law Connie Settle, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, nieces, nephew, great nieces and nephews, cousins and his English Setter, Sigma. Sam leaves a legacy of service and leadership, courage and enduring love for family and friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to Longmont Rotary, P.O. Box 272, Longmont, CO 80502 or Center for the Arts Evergreen, 31800 Rocky Village Drive, Evergreen,CO 80439 .
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