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Steven A. Smith

January 20, 1941 - November 26, 2021

Steven Alden Smith, age 80, of Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake, VA and previously of Forest, VA and Hempstead, NY passed away November 26, 2021, in Roanoke, VA.  Born in Minneola, NY on January 20, 1941, he is the son of the late Albert J Smith and Doris “Dee” Smith. Steve graduated from Bucknell University in 1962, where he majored in Math and was in ROTC.  He received his MBA from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA in 1977. Steve worked at First Colony Life Insurance in Lynchburg from 1969 until his retirement in 2000 where he was the Chief Actuary and a Senior Vice President. He was a member of Smith Mountain Lake Harmoneers. He was also an avid bridge player and attained the highest level of competition as a Life Master.  He was also an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, having, at the time of attaining his Eagle, earned every merit badge that was available. Steve was a 1st Lieutenant in artillery in the Army from 1962-1964 having been stationed in Colorado, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma and South Korea (not far from the DMZ).  He was married to his wife, Judith “Judy” Ann Smith for more than 43 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, playing tennis, running, bowling, playing softball and sailing, especially on his sailboat, the “Mist”.  He made annual trips to his boyhood summer cottage, Redwood Lodge, in Hamilton, NY on Lake Moraine. He and Judy vacationed together extensively for pleasure and with business. Steve and Judy were members of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta, VA. He is survived by his wife Judith A Smith, brothers David F Smith (Jo Anne Evans-Smith), Paul G Smith (Margie Smith), sons Steven A Smith II (Jeanne Smith), Chad F Smith (Caren Smith), stepson Michael S Dixon (Michelle Dixon), 8 grandsons and several nephews and nieces. Friends and Family are invited to a celebration of life and Church service that will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 13586 Old Moneta Road, Moneta, VA 24121 on 12/18 at 2PM.  Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory Bedford is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com.

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So sorry for y’all’s loss. Please let your cherished memories of him fill the emptiness in your heart

Posted by Steve Scalf on December 10, 2021

So sorry for y’all’s loss. Please let your cherished memories of him fill the emptiness in your heart

Posted by Steve Scalf on December 10, 2021

Additional comments I meant to add earlier -- He was always very supportive of me (including when my baby died) and got my career at FCL off to a good start. I appreciated it so much. He enjoyed sharing pictures with the department each day of the progress on the house at Smith Mountain Lake. He was so proud of it. If there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.

Posted by Cynthia Knight on December 9, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was my first boss when I joined FCL in 1974. I remember when he and Judy got married. He loved his family so very much. My husband played on the FCL softball team with Steve. Those were the "good ol' days". He will be missed. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. I cannot attend the service since I will be out of state but my prayers are with you.

Posted by Cynthia Knight on December 9, 2021

Our wonderful cousin who we always enjoyed spending our birthdays together. As long as the tapioca was ready when he got to California. Of course we will never forget our visits and will never forget (BIG) Steve. God bless that man!!! Judy...we are here for you whenever you are ready.

Posted by Pat and Betty Delligatta on December 9, 2021

HI Judy. I know you and Steve have had a special relationship with God`s Angels over the years. They surely haven`t left you now. I pray God embraces Steve `s soul and Blesses you and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 7, 2021

Elaine and I met Steve through the dating, engagement and marriage of Mike and Michelle. Ironically I had never met Steve even though we worked in the same block in downtown Lynchburg. It's been twenty plus years since we started to grow together as a family. That growth love and respect will continue to grow as we celebrate and grieve Steve's change of address from Smith Mountain lake. JW Burton

Posted by John W Burton on December 7, 2021

Judy, so very sorry to learn of Steve’s death. I had no idea he was so ill. I have so many fond and fun memories of him through and beyond the FCL times My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Shocked to hear the sad news Steve was one of a kind and will be missed. My prayers are with you Judy and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Shocked to hear the sad news Steve was one of a kind and will be missed. My prayers are with you Judy and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Shocked to hear the sad news Steve was one of a kind and will be missed. My prayers are with you Judy and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Shocked to hear the sad news Steve was one of a kind and will be missed. My prayers are with you Judy and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Shocked to hear the sad news Steve was one of a kind and will be missed. My prayers are with you Judy and your family.

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

Judy, I am so very sorry about Steve’s death. I had no idea. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2021

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