Smith Jr., Floyd Patterson

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Floyd Patterson Smith Jr. (Pat), 82 of Check, passed away Wed., April 24, 2014. He was born February 20, 1932 to Floyd and Annie Smith. He graduated from Floyd High School and later served in the U.S. Army on Okinawa during the Korean War.

He later drove for Trailways, where he met his wife Nancy. They married on September 11, 1961. She preceded him in death in 1999. During her battle with cancer, he cared for and supported her. He retired from Trailways/Greyhound in 1990. He farmed and raised cattle all his life.

He is survived by two sons and daughter in laws. Scott and Susan Smith, Snowville, VA. David and Wanda Smith, Check, VA.
Step grand children and spouses, Andy and Paula Weiss, Alisha Weiss, Allen and Gloria Stout, Kimberly and Eric Lawson, Michael Duncan, and David Lucas.
Step nephew Andrew Williamson.
8 step great grandchildren.
Sister, Margaret Smith
Cousin, Douglas Clements
Special friends, Steve Nichols and Arnold Howard
Brothers in law and Sisters in law, Jim Evans, Betty Newton, Barbara and Earl Morris, Bill and Colleen Terrell, and Harry Terrell, all of Indiana.

We would like to thank Dr. Matthew Skelton, Jolie Preston, NP and the staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Center, Sherri Keith, Brooke Lawson and the staff of Medi Home Health. A special thanks to the members of the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren and Mrs. Sue Morris

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to The Copper Hill Church of the Brethren or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Sue Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Graveside Military Rites by V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion Post # 127. Friends may call after 6p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the funeral home where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, Va. Online condolences may be made to the family at