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“We are very saddened by the news of Tom's passing. We remember several Charleston Men's Chorus after concert celebrations in your home with all the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Chloe Huddleston - SC

“I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was great to work with and a friend as well to all he met. Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Quilling - Renton, WA

“Kathy,Corrie and Ben:I am so sorry to hear about Tom. There are so few who are so kind. His reputation proceeded him - in the catering business and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy, Corrie and Ben, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tom at The Citadel and and will never forget his kindness and friendship. He...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Smith Family,Thomas was a wonderful man, and one of the hardest workers I have ever known. We all could learn a lot from his work ethic and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Christopher Burns - Simpsonville, SC

“Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Surrounding you and yours with peace, healing light, and love. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sara Fitzgerald - Hanahan,, SC

“Katherine, Tom was such a wonderful person. Yes he was a great chef and we always looked forward to what he would surprise us with for dinner but...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Dee Spear - Charleston, SC

“Kathy, Corrie and Ben.We were so surprised and shocked to hereof Tom's passing. May God's peace and grace be with you all always.I have such fond...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bud and Linda Hames

“Katherine, I was completely shocked to learn of Tom's passing. Tom was always a great person to be around and I enjoyed singing with him in the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Davison - James Island, SC

“Sending prayers and Gods blessings to your family. A kind and caring man at all times. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Blanton - Charleston, SC

“Kathy, Corrie, and Ben , Bill & I were so shocked to hear of Tom's passing. We have been praying for all of you. Love, Bill & Debbie O. Fennell ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Katherine,I loved Tom. He was on my mixed doubles team for years. He was such a cheerful, bright presence when he came to the tennis center. I will...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Marian Greely - Charleston, SC

“Dear Katherine and family, So sorry for your loss. I will remember Tom's kindness and gererosity. When he had friends to your home for dinner we...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Michele and Mac McCullough - SC

“Katherine, we are so stunned and immensely saddened. We loved Tom and certainly send you and your children our love. Our hearts are hurting. We...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Childress - Friend

Thomas J. Smith, 59, of Charleston, South Carolina entered into eternal rest Monday, January 1, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service and burial services will be private.

Thomas was born May 20, 1958 in Putnam, Connecticut, son of the late Robert and Ruth Lindsley Smith. He was the former owner of Tom Smith Catering, an active member of the Tennis Club of Charleston and the Charleston Men's Chorus.

His commitment to his family was matched by his passion in his career and anything he put his heart into. From his witty jokes, creative touch, and infectious laugh, his love was felt by all. Tom was known by his children for his unconditional and unwavering patience, contagious smile, and endless hugs and kisses. His coworkers and employees from all seasons of his career knew him as a dedicated, hardworking and sincere boss, employee and most of all friend

.He is survived by his wife, Katherine Geartner Smith, daughter, Corrie Lyn Smith and son, Benjamin Thomas Smith. As well as his two brothers, Mark Smith, and Phillip Smith both of St. Petersburg, FL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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