Smith, Marie Whitlock

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Marie Whitlock Smith, age 95, died on September 18, 2022 at 4:30am in Salem, VA. Marie, born February 16, 1927, was raised in Montgomery County. On September 4, 1943, she married William D. Smith who preceded her in death on May 5, 1996.

Survivors include sons, Larry Smith and wife Karen of MO and William D. Smith, Jr. and wife, Karen of Roanoke; four grandchildren, William G. Smith and Heather Farnam of Illinois, John Smith and Joseph Smith of Missouri; great grandchildren Megan Johnston, Lilja, Jainia and Evelyn Farnam and Aubie, Wyatt, Skylar, and Presley Smith; great-great grandchildren Gracie, Reece, and Ryan Johnston.

Marie lived in Christiansburg until 1960, when she and her husband Bill, who worked for the Federal government, were transferred to Altus, Oklahoma, then to Alexandria, Virginia. In 1963 they were transferred to Missouri and in 1964 they were sent to Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1966, they went back to Alexandria, Virginia where Bill retired in 1980.

Following Bill’s death Marie moved to Missouri to be near her children, but she soon returned to the mountains of Virginia she loved so much.

Visitation will be on September 24th from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. at Horne Funeral Home, 1300 N. Franklin St. in Christiansburg, VA 24073. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM (ET) at Sunset Cemetery, 501 South Franklin Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073