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In Memory of

Thomas Edward Smith

August 17, 1935 - Unknown

Obituary


Tom Smith, 82, stopped talking on August 29, 2017. Two weeks prior, he had suffered a heart attack.

He was born in Lynchburg, VA on August 17, 1935 and was a lifelong resident with a great love for his community. The retired owner of Smith's Dry Cleaning and Laundry, Tom was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharist Minister to shut-ins. Throughout his life, Tom served his community through numerous organizations and charities. He was a volunteer with the Lynchburg Museum, delivered for Meals on Wheels, and was...

Tom Smith, 82, stopped talking on August 29, 2017. Two weeks prior, he had suffered a heart attack.

He was born in Lynchburg, VA on August 17, 1935 and was a lifelong resident with a great love for his community. The retired owner of Smith's Dry Cleaning and Laundry, Tom was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharist Minister to shut-ins. Throughout his life, Tom served his community through numerous organizations and charities. He was a volunteer with the Lynchburg Museum, delivered for Meals on Wheels, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past President of the Lynchburg Host Lions Club where he had been a member since 1958. He attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Villanova University. Tom was a man that never met a stranger and knew all there was to know about Lynchburg, Virginia.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Virginia Rogers Smith a grandson, Brogan Thomas Franklin. He is survived by his wife Judy Hardesty Smith; three daughters, Elizabeth Anne Smith, Susan Smith Adams (Frank), and Paula Smith Linkous (Dicky); a son, James (Jay) Smith (Patty); two step-children, Steven P. Bailey and Alice B. Harwood (Randall); two sisters, Joanne Camden (Edward) and Gail Phillips (Richard); three grandchildren, Jason, Nicholas, and Zachary; four step-grandchildren, Megan, Amanda, Oskar, and Christian and two step-great-grandchildren, Kegan and Oaklynn.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush officiating, with a reception to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass at the church, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the organizations Tom served or the Brogan Thomas Franklin Live to Learn Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12226, Roanoke, VA 24023.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.