Former Wildcat G.J. Smith died Friday night of a heart attack

LONDON Ky. (WYMT) - Friday night former Kentucky basketball player G.J. Smith died of a heart attack. Smith played in 49 games for the Cats from the 1972-1975 seasons. Smith spent time as the baseball coach over at South Laurel high school and was also the Athletic Director.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at the Rawlings Funeral Home in London, Kentucky. Smith was 59 years old.

Below is the obituary found on the funeral home's website at www.houserawlings.com

G.J. Smith, age 59 of Hunters Trace in London, passed away Friday night at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.

He was the husband of Judy Young Smith and father of Cameron Justin Smith and Trey Jordan Smith, all of London. He was the brother of Charlie Jean Mack and husband Terry, the uncle of Lindsey Jenkins and husband Steven, great uncle of Sierra and Jessie Jenkins, all of Middletown, Ohio.

Funeral services for G.J. Smith will be conducted on Tuesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Jerry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park of London.

The family of G.J. Smith will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening at House-Rawlings Funeral Home.


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