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Paul

Scott

Smith

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February 25, 2022

Paul Scott Smith, 79, of 221 Dusty Rd., died, Friday February 25, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Smith was born April 8, 1942, in Bath County, a son of the late George Willard and Sylvia Helen Keith Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Tommy Smith, and a nephew Scott Smith. Paul graduated from Valley High School in 1960. After graduation he went to work for Dupont in Waynesboro. It was then that he met the love of his life Donna Lafferty Smith who he has been married to for 58 years. he then returned to Bath County to help his father, George, and brother Tommy, start a construction business. Paul worked as Recreation Director for 3 years and coached Little League Football. He was always known as "Daddy Paul". Along with working at the Vocational School he taught Industrial Arts at Valley Elementary and Millboro Elementary School. He also served as Athletic Director for 5 years. during his 30 years at the High School, he coached 8th Grade Boys Basketball, Varsity girls basketball, JV baseball, JV football, and Varsity football. Teaching and coaching were his passion, and he loved every one of his students. His daughter, Phoebe Smith Hicks, was the "Apple of His Eye". He had so much fun being involved in all of her school activities. She was always a light during all his struggles. Paul served on the Bath County Board of Supervisors for 8 years fulfilling one of his dreams of helping the people of Bath County. During his time the Springs Nursing Home was built, the secondary roads were paved, public water was put in down Cedar Creek, construction of the auditorium and gym at the high school began, among numerous other projects. Paul also served on the Shenandoah Valley Planning Commission for 16 years. Paul loved fishing and hunting which he did a lot at his land in Churchville. He loved making furniture in his home workshop. He is survived by the love of his life Donna Lafferty Smith; his wonderful daughter Phoebe Smith Hicks; his two precious granddaughters Kiersten Hicks and Karlie Hicks; four sister in laws Julia Smith, Virginia Smith, Becky Tate, and Webbie Hemp; a brother in law Wally Lafferty; a special nephew Todd Smith; other nephews and nieces: Willie Smith, Jeff Robertson, Matthew Lafferty, Aaron Lafferty, Amy Lafferty, Patti Ann Houck, Jenifer Moss, Debbie Williams, and Georgia Smith; and a number of great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Petrosky officiating. The interment will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Monday February 28, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial donations in Mr. Smith's name be made to the Falling Spring Rescue Squad at P.O. Box 880, Covington, VA 24426. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Service Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Monday, February 28, 2022 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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