Richard Dale Smithers, 62, of Sparta, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 10, 1950, to the late Nannie Lois and Richard Lee Smithers in North Carolina.
Survivors include four children, Dustin Smithers and wife, Mandy of Mount Airy, N.C., Melanie Smithers of Low Gap, N.C., Tasha Marshall of Sparta, N.C., and Maggon Smithers of Chapin, S.C.; two sisters, Karen Todd and husband, Dean of Glade Valley, N.C., and Teresa Caudell and husband, Travis of Galax; one brother, Gary Wayne Edwards and wife, Jackie of Sparta, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Glade Creek Church Cemetery, Glade Creek, N.C., at 1 p.m. The Rev. Gary Wayne Edwards will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by Sparta VFW Post#7034 and The National Guard.
Twin County Funerals is serving the Smithers family.
Online condolences can be made at www.twincountyfunerals.com.
Twin County Funerals
600 Glendale Road Galax, VA 24333-2210
Published in Galax Gazette from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2013