Smith, Sr., Buddy Joe

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Buddy Joe Smith, Sr., 72, of Hiwassee, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Gordon and Ruth Lillie Smith; brothers, Sonny, Lonnie, Arthur, Jimmy and Paul Smith; and his first wife, Wanda Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Whitney S. Smith of Hiwassee; sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy Joe “Potsie” Smith, Jr. and Ashley, and Billy Jason Smith and Stephanie, all of Christiansburg’ stepson, Daniel Simpkins of Hiwassee; grandchildren, Gracie, Casey, Lauren, Sarah and Emmarsyn; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Pastor Ronnie Duncan and Pastor Ron Smith officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Smith family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.