William Fountain Smythers, 87 of Austinville, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Carroll County to the late Elbert Early and Amanda Landreth Smythers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Audean Smythers.
Survivors include his children and spouses, James (Butch) and Linda Smythers of Hillsville, Harvey and Carol Smythers of Hillsville, Joye Harmon of Galax, Wayne and Debbie Smythers of Hillsville, Kenneth and Janice Smythers of Austinville, Shirley and Billy Walls of Hillsville, Betty and Robert Austin of Austinville, and Patricia Coulson of Hillsville; friend and caregiver, Dona Davis; 17 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Saturday at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jackie Delp officiating. Burial followed in the Pickett Cemetery at Pleasant View Church.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from June 24 to June 25, 2013