In Memory

Jiggy E. Smaha

Jiggy E. Smaha, II
September 19, 1946 - October 2, 2018
Macon, GA- Jiggy E. Smaha, II, 72, of Macon, passed away October 2, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Wright will officiate. A reception will be held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Smaha following the service. The family will greet friends Friday, October 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hart's at the Cupola with a Rosary to follow. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Alzheimer's Association, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201. 
Jiggy is survived by son, Jiggy Smaha, III of Maryland; grandsons, Jiggy Smaha IV, and Langley Smaha of Maryland; sisters, Theresa Brimer, of Roswell, Georgia and Trudy Perez-Poveda (Jorge) of Jacksonville, Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Please visit to express condolences.
Hart's at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia, 31210 has charge of arrangements.

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10/11/18 12:30 PM #1    

Clifford Rozar

Had many classes with Jiggy and always a pleasure to be around. Spoke with him at the 50th reunion. RIP 

10/12/18 07:07 AM #2    

Paul Francis Macgregor

I went to grammar school and church with Jiggy at St Joseph's. When I was in a car accident my junior year in high school, he would come to my house and take me to Bacons field swimming pool so I could exercise my knee.Saw him at our 50th and it was sad even then. He talked about his son, and he was so proud of him. Prayers for his family.

10/12/18 03:14 PM #3    

Dennis Burnette

Only played football with him at Baconsfield Park. I was so scared of him! I thought he was going to kill me.

As the years went on and I got to really know him, I discovered what a nice guy he was; a very special person. I did not make it to 50th, last conversation was at 45th. He looms large in my high school memories and he will be missed when we gather together as Lanier graduates.




11/10/18 05:48 AM #4    

Robert George

Bob George (Sweden)

Jiggy will not only be remember from his football exploits at Lanier but also

the 12 Angry Men Senior Class production - unique is also his career and

profootball career where many sports journalists found his name unique for

the time....  

11/10/18 04:11 PM #5    

William Walter "Wally" McCollum

I also remember his performance in Twelve Angry Men. He and Jack Davis carried the play. I had a small role as one of the jurors. He was as forceful in rehearsals as he was in the play. 

11/29/18 11:50 AM #6    

John Ira Wood

Enjoyed being on trak team with Jiggy. Still remember the night the Bulldogs returned from Ann Arbor and congratulated him on our win over MIchigan. He was always very gracious at the reunions. Rest in peace, Jiggy


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