Gerald Smith

Obituary of Gerald Smith

Gerald Guy "Sam" Smith, 70 of  Big Island, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lynchburg Health & Rehab.  He was born on Wednesday, March 26, 1947  in Bedford County, a son of the late Andrew C. Smith and Ruby Cash Smith.  He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

He was a retired Custodian at Boonsboro Elementary School and a member Sedalia Baptist Church. He enjoyed his friends at the Big Island Hunt & Fish Club and he loved Bluegrass music.  He was always willing to help anyone who needed help.

He is survived by his sons, Gerald Wayne Smith & wife, Tracy of Bedford, Greg Smith of Bedford; daughter, Kasey Wiedhold & husband, Jason of Ohio; a brother, Nelson V. Smith of Big Island; sister, Doris Dalton of Big Island, twin-sister Gloria (Sally) Cheatham & husband, Robert of Big Island; brother-in-law Irvin Hodges of Roanoke; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

Many thanks to Lynchburg Health & Rehab. and Centra Hospice Care.

The family request those wishing to make donations to Sedalia Baptist Church, 1072 Charlemont Rd., Big Island, VA  24526  

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at Hunting Creek Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bedford.