Dale Wayne Smith, 73 of Salem, VA passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Smith and stepmother Margie; mother, Evas Marie Woods and stepfather Junior Woods; sister, Geraldine Woods Carroll; sister, Patricia Woods Blanchard; brother, Elmer Lee Smith; in laws, Hope and Elizabeth Smoot.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Smoot Smith; daughter, Angela Hope Smith; granddaughter, Toni Smith; granddaughter, Monet Smith; grandson, Malcolm Smith; great grandson, Alden Jackson; sister, Faye Radford; sister, Nell Fuller; brother, Roger Warren and wife Gayle; special sister in law, Grace Carson and husband Frank; special sister-in-law, Juanita Smith; special friends, Chuck and Elaine Gregory and Ryan Jackson.
A devoted husband of 47 years, loving father, and perfect “Granddaddy”, Dale Wayne Smith, was a hardworking, creatively and musically talented jack-of-all-trades, with the ability to put a smile on just about anyone’s face. Born in Evansville, Indiana October 11, 1944, he grew up in Nortonville, Kentucky, before moving to Salem, Virginia, where he lived the duration of his life.
He retired from General Electric with 29 years of service, and spent 17 years of his retirement working at Mac & Bob’s, where he made and maintained many friendships. He also served his country in the National Guard as a young man.
In his leisure time, he loved riding his motorcycle, playing golf, vacationing with family at Myrtle Beach, and completing projects with his daughter and grandchildren. Always with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips, he rejoins his loved ones in the green pastures of Heaven.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Rescue Squad, American Cancer Society, and National Diabetes Foundation.