Albert James Smithers Jr., 88, of Petersburg, passed away on May 12, 2013.
He was the son of the late Albert J. Sr. and Carolyn Wright Smithers. Mr. Smithers was a United States Army
veteran, and worked for many years at Southside Regional Medical Center in the maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Genevieve Smithers; a son, Charles Smithers of New York; three stepdaughters, Paula St. Claire of West Virginia, Darlene Heiser and husband, Ronald, of Texas, Kathryn McEwen of Petersburg; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ione Lowder of Hopewell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com