Brian Charles Smith passed away on July 22, 2022 after a long illness.
He was born July 13, 1964, in Barberton, OH and graduated from Midland High School (Michigan) in 1982. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University with a business administration degree, he joined engineering construction giant Fluor Corporation, working in several satellite offices before settling in Greenville, SC.
Brian was an avid sports fan and loved both attending and watching professional baseball, hockey, and golf. He attended major league baseball games in most of the original historic ballparks, regularly cheered on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team, and experienced several US Open and Ryder Cup matches. Brian was a frequent volunteer in the Fluor-sponsored Golf for Greenville charity golf tournament, chairing the event twice and playing every year. His love of classical music led Brian to support the Greenville Symphony for many years.
An active parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic church in Taylors, Brian volunteered with the Catholic Youth Organization – mentoring youth, assisting with service projects in underprivileged communities, chaperoning a field trip to the Vatican and cooking for many of their functions.
Brian is survived by his mother Doreen in Midland, MI; his father Charles (Janna) of Seneca, SC; brothers Michael (Frank Markus) in Royal Oak, MI and Shawn (Kathy Fearon) in Tallahassee, FL; and stepsister Stacey Flanagan (Peter) and their three sons (Nolan, Graham, and Keegan) in Watkinsville, GA. The Smith family wishes to thank his Fluor colleagues and many friends for their kindness and support during his illness.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast. Brian’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church followed by interment in Graceland East Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/.
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