Vickie J. Smith

Vicki Lynn Johnson Smith, 64 of Bedford, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1950 in Lynchburg, a daughter of Jeanne Krantz Johnson of Bedford who survives and the late Jack Bennett Johnson. A graduate of Liberty High School, Vicki attended Ferrum College and later graduated from Radford College. She was a teacher of English and Journalism at Jefferson Forest High School for a time and later was an instructor at McCoy's Kiddie College in Bedford. She was a member of Bedford Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband of forty-three years, John W. "Smitty" Smith, Jr.; three sons, Gregory Smith and wife, Gail of Johnson City, TN, Benjamin Smith, Scott Smith and wife, Zana all of Bedford; a brother, Benny Johnson and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Ryan Smith and Delaney Smith as well as a number of relatives and friends. Although Vicki suffered a stroke in recent years, she managed an active family life and continued her interests in art, books and the computer. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Dr. David Henderson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

Funeral Home

Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike Bedford, VA 24523-1803
(540) 586-3304
Published in Bedford Bulletin from July 16 to July 17, 2014