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Thomas C. Smith



To be held at a later date


Rev. Thomas "Thom" Clyde Smith , 68, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Friday, January 4, 1952 in Georgia, he was the son of the late Luther A. Smith and the late Clyde Louise (Connell) Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas C. Smith.

Thom was a graduate from Fulton County High School, Class of 1970. He continued his education, graduating from Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving for 10 years.

Thom was the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hagerstown and served his congregation for almost 20 years.

He was a part of several service organizations including the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the Faith Gospel Singers for many years.


Thom loved Fishing and Atlanta Braves Baseball and found his joy in serving the Lord and spending time with his family.


He is survived by his loving wife, Susan A. Smith; children, Tara C. Fritz and husband Thomas, Tama C. Cress and husband Michael, Jr., Todd C. Smith, and his son Thomas's wife, Grace McCallum; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Mikey, Carmen, Cici, Charity, Ava, and Caroline; two brothers, Ray Smith of AZ, and Wayne Smith of FL; and several nieces and nephews.


Services will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, a Gideon Bible may be purchased and donated or by going to and dedicating the donation in Thom’s memory.

Guest Book

My condolences and prayers for the Smith family. Ms. Susan, my prayer for you is your continued trust and faith, in what we know to be true. God is good even in this tremendous loss for you and your family. He is faithful and a heavenly Father that knows your heart and pain. Continue being the fervent prayer warrior you are and hold on with confidence, that Thom loved you, his children and friends and church families over his life. Life is but a vapor, but their is hope in every day knowing you all will be reunited one day. Thank-you for your steadfast prayer for my children and family. We all serve a wonderful Savior and are all of the household of God, when we claim His gift, that was done years ago, before we recognized Him as Lord. God Bless you all.

John Ferris
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences to Aunt Susan, and cousins Tara, Tama, and Todd, and the friends and family that loved and supported my uncle Thom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he is dearly missed but I also know he is dining with our Savior and what could be better than that?

Theresa Davis
Peoria, AZ

So sorry for the loss of Pastor Thom. Will miss him and our talks about cars. Prayers and comfort sent your way.

Donald Shank
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Susan & family. I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I remember you all from many years ago at the First Baptist Church at Shady Spring WV. ( I am Heidi's mom). You all were always so kind to us, & we will never forget it. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.

cathy hunt
Glen jean, WV

The Faith Gospel Singers were blessed to have Thom as a faithful member for many years. We will miss him but we know where he's gone and we look forward to the day when we'll be singing with him again. May God wrap his arms of comfort, peace, and love around Susan and family and the congregation of First Baptist Church. The Faith Gospel Singers

Karen Hall
Frederick, MD

Donald Shank
Hageratown, MD

Uncle Tommy was a rock for my wife and myself. Forever grateful to him. Miss and Love you Uncle Tommy.

Randy & Denise Smith
Tallahassee , Fl

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