Obituary of Hubert C. Smith
Hubert Carol Smith, 89 of Bedford, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at his home. He was born September 26, 1933 in Botetourt County, a son of the late Parker Presley Smith & Nora Bell Sloan Dudley Smith. He was also preceded in death by his sweet, lovely wife, Vivian Roselle Nester Smith, his siblings, Ernest Preston Smith, Eunice Stella Smith Bischop, Beulah Belle Dudley Smith, George Harrison Dudley, Sr., Helen Virginia S. Smith, Carl William Smith, Ira Wiley Smith and Patsy Jean Smith Arrington.
Hubert was a proud veteran having served in World War II from 1951 -53. He volunteered on the Peaks of Otter National Forestry Park until last year having served for twenty-four years. He had a love for all animals, especially his special companion, Tom the Cat, who looked out for him and was his "ears."
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Smith Hilditch & husband, Mark, Sr.; grandson, Mark Hilditch, Jr. all of Stevensville, MD; his sisters-in-law, Margaret Dudley; Judy Lilly & husband, Don; brother-in-law, Douglas Nester & wife, Ginger. He is also survived by numerous nieces & nephews including a special niece, Wanda Dudley Goodman who could always get an "I love you!"; special friends, Charles & Joyce Ann Roaten, who fed him every Sunday for nine years.
Hubert lived his life on his own terms and he will be greatly missed. He would often say that tears were a waste of time so we're here to celebrate his 89 years on this earth!
The family will receive friends beginning at 11 AM on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service will follow at 1 PM in the chapel with Rev. Todd Childers officiating. Interment will follow in the Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Hubert Smith, please visit our Tree Store