Barry Alton Smedstad
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Barry Alton Smedstad
  • August 3, 1946 - March 19, 2017
  • Acworth, Georgia

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Mr. Barry Alton Smedstad, age 70, of Acworth, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Barry was born on August 3, 1946 in Portland, Oregon, a son of the late Alton Smedstad and the late Thelma Elaine Ode Smedstad.
Barry attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Barry proudly served seven years in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran. During his time in the Navy, Barry met and married his loving wife, Anna, and they resided overseas for several years. Returning to the United States, Barry spent most of his professional career as a Human Resources Executive in the paper industry, and eventually would retire from Caraustar Industries, Inc. as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Barry was also a dedicated family man; a sage advisor and cheerleader for his children and a committed companion to his wife. Barry was an avid tennis fanatic; a former tennis player and captain for several men's tennis leagues. Barry will be remembered as a consummate husband, father, brother, colleague, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Barry is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Yee Mo Anna Smedstad; two children, Austin Smedstad and Stefanie Smedstad, both of New York City; sister, Sue Smedstad, of Snowmass Village, Colorado; and extended family and friends.
The family will hold private services to honor the life of Mr. Barry Alton Smedstad.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA, 30152, has charge of arrangements for Mr. Smedstad.