Timothy Gordy Smoot, had hippie soul

October 13, 2020

Timothy Gordy Smoot, born June 28, 1943, left this life Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer.  In his life, he served in the U.S. Navy, on the U.S.S. ALBANY.  Tim also worked for the Chrysler Corporation, making many friends.  He loved telling stories and sharing his life experiences.  He had a hippie soul and a love for life, family and friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Madelyn Smoot of Sharptown, Md.; his brother, Steve Smoot of Sharptown; as well as his son, Paxton Smoot; his daughter, Dana Smoot; his granddaughter, Ciera Smoot; his stepdaughter, Katie Tanner, as well as his wife, Kathy Tanner.  He is survived by his brother, Geoff (Beverly) Smoot of Hebron, Md.; his sister, Lisa Cuddy (preceded in death by husband Robert Cuddy) of North Carolina; and his stepson, Robert Tanner of Pennsylvania.  Tim also leaves behind a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  In Tim’s life, while living in Newark, he was also survived by his second family of loving friends, Bob Polis, Diane Whitehead, Mary Almony, Matt Stewart and Fran.

A chapel committal service to celebrate Tim’s life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing protocols must be observed, and masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the services.

Please visit Mr. Smoot's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at



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