Smythers, Gleason Kyle (Smitty)

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Gleason Kyle (Smitty) Smythers, 95, of Wytheville, Va., died on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Carrington Place, Wytheville. He was born on June 3, 1915, in Carroll County and was the son of the late Robert and Ora Delp Smythers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lattie Boyer Smythers, who passed away in 2001; and by a brother, Tenson Smythers. Gleason was employed by Appalachian Power Company in Pulaski for many years. He and Lattie lived in Pulaski and were members of the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski before moving to Wytheville. Gleason belonged to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville and was able to attend until a few weeks ago. Surviving are his sister, Virginia Smythers, of Carrington Place, Wytheville; niece, Linda Smythers Phibbs, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; greatniece, Christa Phibbs, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisterin-law, Rose Boyer Roberts, of San Diego, Calif.; wife’s niece, Patty Green Gardner and her husband, James, of Galax; several cousins; and his friends at Carrington Place. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2010, from the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Dublin with the Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Entombment will follow after the service. The family will receive friends after the service from the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be given to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.