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Jerry Andrew Smith

June 9, 1956 - September 1, 2021

Jerry was born in Richlands, Virginia on June 9, 1956, to Hassel Smith and Betty Jane Lester.

Jerry was a tractor trailer driver for UPS until he retired after 32 years.  He was a jack of all trades, never knew a stranger, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He was a devout Christian and a member of the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church.  His love and devotion to God and family were his life and an inspiration to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hassel Smith, and one brother, Dennis Calvin Smith.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann Sanders Smith; two sons, Shawn Avery Smith and Derek Andrew Smith, wife Kira Elise; his mother, Betty Jane Lester Smith; two brothers, Stuard McKinnley Smith, wife Wendy and Dean Preston Smith; one sister, Lisa Powers, husband James; sister-in-law, Debbie Smith; sister-in-law, Debbie Sanders Schultz, husband Eric; brother-in-law, Bobby Brean Sanders, Jr.; four grandchildren, Mitchell Adams, Raevin Adams, Kara Smith, and Braylin Smith; one great grandchild, Scarlett Adams; daughters of the heart, Michelle Vance, Linda Smith, Casey Kelly; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Reynolds Ridge Community Church, 1392 Reynolds Ridge Rd. Bandy, VA 24602, with Pastor Michael Schaffer and Pastor Lonnie Perkins officiating.

To send condolences online please visit tharpufuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Roanoke, VA is assisting the family.

 

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My condolences to Jerry’s family. I went to school with Dennis, knew his parents. My dad worked with Hassel. We lived at Jewell Ridge coal camp during my 6th year of school. Prayers for comfort.

Posted by Freda Stiltner Breedlove on September 13, 2021

Mary, Shawn and Derek, sorry for your loss. Paying for the family

Posted by Shirley Toutaint on September 10, 2021

Mary, Shawn and Derek, sorry for your loss. Paying for the family

Posted by Shirley Toutaint on September 10, 2021

Mary, Shawn and Derek, sorry for your loss. Paying for the family

Posted by Shirley Toutaint on September 10, 2021

Went to school & graduated high school together. He was always a great guy. Sincere condolences to his family. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Evelyn Hess on September 9, 2021

Grew up with Jerry Jewell Ridge he always has a smile and never met a stranger. Sorry for the loss he will be sadly missed

Posted by Sue Perkins on September 8, 2021

Mary, Shawn, Linda and family, sorry for your loss. I had the honor of meeting Jerry through my daughter Kallie Cox Blake. Jerry was such a sweet person. Prayers for all.

Posted by Rhonda Cox on September 8, 2021

Jerry, Mary, Shawn, & Derek will always be my family. I will never forget all of the weekend sleepovers when I was younger. Nor will I forget the fact that u would get Pizza every wknd. Even after I moved on with my life after school and started my own family I would still occasionally run into you and Mary at Pizza Hut! I’m glad to have had an extra father figure in my life!

Posted by Kevin roberts on September 8, 2021

Jerry use to coach football for Baptist Valley Tigers when I was a lil girl. I wanted to play football but he made a deal if I cheered he would take me on a date to pizza hut. Lol. I never got my date but when I get to Heaven we will have a slice of pizza!!! Prayers for his family!!! He was deff a wonderful man!

Posted by Cassandra Jones on September 8, 2021

Jerry was a kindred soul. He had a kind and helpful heart. He was a true friend and I will miss him. Prayers and hugs go out to Mary Ann and his family and friends.

Posted by Crystal Riddick on September 8, 2021

Rest in peace Jerry you fought a hard fight my dear friend, heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Sending prayers , hugs, and love to Maryann and her beautiful family during this difficult time.

Posted by Loni Collins on September 8, 2021

Rest in peace Jerry you fought a hard fight my dear friend, heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Sending prayers , hugs, and love to Maryann and her beautiful family during this difficult time.

Posted by Loni Collins on September 8, 2021

Jerry was one the best I am sending love and prayers to the family. MaryAnn I am keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by Helen Reed on September 8, 2021

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