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Bret Lee Smith

November 16, 1966 — July 4, 2023

Bret Lee Smith, a loving, spirited, and thoughtful man, passed away peacefully of natural causes on July 4, 2023, in Taylors, South Carolina. Born on November 16, 1966, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Bret was a cherished member of his family and community. His life was a testament to the strength of his character and the depth of his kindness. Bret graduated from Northampton Community College with an associate degree, showcasing his dedication to personal growth and learning. His education laid a strong foundation for his successful career in retail. He was a respected Deli Manager for Lowes Foods, where he was known for his commitment to providing exceptional customer service. His colleagues appreciated his sense of humor and his willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the team's success. Family was at the heart of Bret's life. He was a devoted father to his children, Ryan, Dylan, Cassidy, and Alexa Smith. His love for them was evident in every aspect of his life, and he often said that his greatest achievement was raising his children. The joy they brought him was immeasurable and his legacy will continue through them. Bret is survived by his loving mother, Eva Smith, brothers, Ray and Kirk Smith, and sisters, Suzie Collins, and Cindy Smith. Bret was predeceased by his father Charles Smith and brother Bobby Smith.

Bret was a sports enthusiast. A dedicated fan of football and baseball, he followed the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Phillies, and Notre Dame religiously. His love for sports was infectious, creating a bond with fellow fans and bringing a unique energy to every game he watched. His spirit was most alive when he was cheering on his favorite teams. Bret had a heart full of kindness and a spirit that lit up any room he entered. His thoughtful actions, warm smile, and genuine love for others made him a joy to be around. He was the kind of person who made a lasting impression on everyone he met, and his memory will be treasured by all who knew him. As the great Helen Keller once said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”

Bret's life was a testament to this truth. The impact he made on those around him was profound and lasting. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. Bret Lee Smith will forever be remembered as a devoted father, a loyal friend, and a strong-willed man. His life was a beautiful journey, filled with love, laughter, and genuine kindness. He will be deeply missed, but his spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know him. His legacy of love, spirit, and thoughtfulness will forever be etched in our hearts.

There will be a private family gathering on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at the Funeral Home from 2:00pm to 3:00pm with a Funeral to be held a Finegan Funeral Home, located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Service Times will announced when finalized.
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