Norman Bailey Smith
November 25, 1936 - March 1, 2022

Norman Bailey Smith,85, of Tampa passed away March 1, 2022. He is survived by his wife Lucy “Ginger” Smith and one daughter Cathy and (Dannie) Isaacs and Two loving Grandsons Joshua, Jordan and a  host of family members and friends that will cherish his memory.    A Graveside Service will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida on March 15, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.   In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Baldomero Lopez  Nursing home in his name. Coastal Cremations of Lutz will be handling the arrangements.


  • Cathy Isaacs Posted March 5, 2022 12:59 am

    You were my first male admirer, my first Valentine and my first male kiss❣️You were so strict on me growing up and I thought you were just mean, but like you and Mom always said, you will understand why when you have kids of your own. You were both right! I do understand.
    I was always your “Charlie” growing up. It didn’t matter where we were you called me Charlie. People looked at you a little funny not understanding why you called me that but we didn’t care at all. I loved it❣️I will ALWAYS be your Charlie! When I get to Heaven I do expect you to meet me at the gate and say hey Charlie I’ve been waiting for you girl! 🥰🤗 I love you Dad and will always miss you and keep you right in my heart just like I told you Tuesday morning when you were preparing yourself to meet our Lord and Savior. We will all be here to help to help take care of Mom just like we promised too! Dad, I have so many memories locked away in my mind and heart to last me until I’m with you again. I don’t have enough room for them all on here so I will keep them to myself ❤️💔❤️ Love you Dad ….RIP WITH JESUS.

  • Jordan Isaacs Posted March 5, 2022 1:37 am

    Poc, you were my grandpa, my best friend, my role model. I’ve been reminiscing a lot these past two days, and I just wanted to share some memories I know would make you smile.

    I remember asking you on Christmas morning to take Josh and I to toys r us, and without hesitation, you answered “yes”, knowing they’d be closed, but you just wanted to make us happy, and told us, “I guess we’ll just have to come back tomorrow”. No matter what we asked, your response was always, “I don’t see why not”.

    I remember our countless trips to AL Lopez park to play on the jungle gym, to adventure through the woods, or to fish.

    I remember getting a red Ryder bb gun on my 10th birthday and being so excited to plink cans in the back yard.

    I remember the dart games on the back porch, or the games of aggravation and monopoly with you and Gogie.

    I remember our countless trips to Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, etc.

    I remember the early mornings where you’d be up before us to prepare us a “Poc” breakfast that consisted of a bacon egg and cheese bagel, followed by whatever else we wanted.

    I remember being so excited for you and Gogie to pick Josh and I up from school to go to your house to build wooden airplanes that we got to paint and hang from our bedroom ceiling.

    I can go on for days. You filled my love with such joy, and to say I’ll ever stop missing you would be an understatement.

    I’ll always love you and miss you, Poc. I look forward to the day we meet again. We’ll have a lot to catch up on.

    Thank you for everything, big and small. Thank you for being the world’s greatest grandpa.

  • Joy Taylor Posted March 5, 2022 7:57 am

    I hope your whole family knows how much we are going to miss Norman. We loved him dearly, his sense of humor was absolutely beyond compare and his joy of life was something that made us all happy to be around him. We are sending love to you and continuing to pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

  • Carol Bass Posted March 5, 2022 3:46 pm

    We will be waiting for that day, when we will see our love ones again. We have wonderful memories of your family. Norm was David’s first boss at Sears. He was so great to be around. I know what you all are going through and praying that the Lord will comfort your family during this time. We loss David’s mom (Ruth) on March 1st two years ago. It was also her birthday.

  • Annie Thornton Posted March 9, 2022 10:51 pm

    He was a great man! Always had a laugh and a story to tell. Mike @ I thought the world of him —Ginger, Cathy, Dannie & sons, y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God’s peace to surround you and His Holy Spirit envelop you all.

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