J.W. Smith stands in the doorway of the original Smitty's Sinclair in the fork of Milledgeville Rd. and 15th St. in the late 1930s

The second Smitty's was a Shell Station at 2222 Milledgeville Rd. This location opened in the late 1940s


Jimmy Smith tallies a customer's bill at his dad's Shell station sometime around 1950. The Smiths later moved their operation to Gordon Hwy. where it thrives today.

Jimmy Smith and his dad J.W. conduct business at the counter of the Shell station around 1950. This was the second location of Smitty's in its 80-plus year history.

Chuck and Betty Smith are proud of the 80-plus-year history of their family-owned business. They live by the slogan, "Our family serving yours since 1936."

Chuck Smith, right, shakes the hand of Frank Nunley in 1986, the 50th anniversary of Smitty's. Frank retired in 2017 after 65 years with the company.

J.W. Smith's Smitty's Garage around 1950. The sign at top says "These Birds Were Caught Stealing Gas."

The Smitty's Auto sign has been a fixture in Augusta since J.W. opened his first service station in 1936.