John K. Smith
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Suffolk - John Kirby Smith, 70, passed away July 18, 2013 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, VA. He was the son of the late Johnnie Smith and Mary Luke, and was preceded in death by his wife, Durward Anne Smith.
John was retired from Smithfield Foods and Holiday Ice where he worked as a sales manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was also actively involved in law enforcement and fire fighting in the 1960s and 70s in Suffolk, VA.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Joseph Kirby Smith and wife Holly of Roanoke, VA; brother, Ronald Wayne Smith of Hertford, NC; and grandchildren Sydney and Sheldon Smith.
A graveside service will be held 11 AM on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434. Memorial donations may be sent to Gideon's Memorial Bible, c/o Suffolk Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 1214, Suffolk, VA 23434. Online condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 22, 2013