Smith, Samuel Rudolph

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Samuel Rudolph Smith, age 91 of Christiansburg, VA, passed away December 21, 2020 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. Rudolph was a proud lifelong resident of Montgomery County and Christiansburg, VA.

Nothing gave him more pleasure in life than helping and spending time with his sons, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. His close relationships spanned multiple generations. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and friends, attending Edgemont Christian Church, and lending a helping hand to his friends through his expert knowledge of farm equipment. Rudolph was always up for a challenge.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Sarah Quesenberry Smith; father, Stafford Smith; mother Versie Cox (Smith) Altizer; brothers, Manfred Smith and Bruce Smith, and sister, Christine Duncan.

He is survived by his son Paul Smith; son, Ralph Smith and wife, Mary; grandson Shane Smith and granddaughter, Erin Smith; brother Bob Smith and wife, Liz; sister, Jean Akers; brother Steve Smith and wife, Dorothy, and sister-in-law Dolly Mays. He was also blessed with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would especially like to thank caregiver and niece Peggy Borman.

A family only, private graveside funeral service will be held with Pastor Peter Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad or to the Christiansburg Fire Department.