Tommy Smith Obituary, Death – The demise of club great Tommy Smith has left the Liverpool Football Club in a state of profound sadness. Smith, who gave almost two decades of extraordinary devotion to the club and was lovingly nicknamed the ‘Anfield Iron’ by supporters, passed away at the age of 74. Smith was honored for his work at the club for almost two decades. He was born in Liverpool in 1945, and he played for the club for a total of 638 games between the years 1960 and 1978, during which time he won nine major trophies, scored 48 goals, and captained the Reds for a total of three years.
Smith was an integral part of the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965. At the time, Bill Shankly was the manager of the Liverpool football club. Twelve years later, when Bob Paisley was the manager of the club, he would score a memorable goal that proved to be a deciding factor in the team’s victory in the first ever European Cup final, which was played in Rome and involved Borussia Monchengladbach.
During his career with Liverpool, Smith won a total of five trophies, including four league championships, one European Cup, two FA Cups, and two UEFA Cups. “Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30 p.m. today at Green Heyes nursing home in Park Road, Waterloo, Crosby,” said Janette Simpson, Tommy’s daughter. “The funeral will be held at a later date.” “A few of minutes before I arrived, he walked by while I was on my way to see him.
“Dad has only been in this place since the end of January; prior to that, he had been residing in a care and sheltered accommodation complex in Maghull for the previous three years.” In particular during the course of the past three months, he had been showing signs of becoming increasingly feeble and suffering from a variety of illnesses. “It is abundantly clear that all of us are heartbroken.”
She continued by saying, “Our mother, Sue, passed away four years ago.” The loss of mom did strike dad particularly hard, and we feel that the sickness got a bit more control over him after that.” Janette, their son Darren, and their four grandkids, Matthew, William, Jessica, and Imogen, are the only surviving members of Tommy’s family. Everyone at Liverpool Football Club is thinking of Tommy’s family and all of his close friends at this difficult time.