Ralph Lewis Smith, Jr.

September 14, 1946 - February 17, 2008

09/14/1946 - 02/17/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday February 19, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Wednesday February 20, 2008
2:00 pm
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Mark Bailey officiating.

Service
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Mark Bailey officiating.

Ralph L. Smith, Jr.

Norfolk – Ralph Lewis Smith, Jr., known as “Smitty” and “Buddy”, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, in Richmond, VA. Born in Virginia, he was an avid golfer and retired as the greens keeper at Stumpy Lake Golf Course. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ralph leaves behind to cherish is memory is wife of 21 years, Jan Smith, his daughter, Shannon Smith, his mother, Lessie Smith, two sisters, Sandra Brockway and her husband Jim, and Alexis Bailey and her husband Rev. Mark Bailey, all of Norfolk; three brothers, Peter Brannan and his wife Margaret of England, Tommie Smith, Sr. and his wife Janice of Norfolk, and Eric Smith and his wife Tina, also of Norfolk; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Lewis Smith, Sr.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Colonial Grove Memorial Park with Rev. Mark Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Linda James Baker
7 years ago

Greetings Jan,

Hopefully, you will remember me…Army ROTC at Old Dominion University in the early 80’s.

Deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of CPT Smith. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Mary Frances Talbot Brown
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Smitty. I often think about all of you and the times we had growing up. My prayers are with you at this sad time. May God bless you all.

James Talbot
7 years ago

It’s hard to find words to express the loss of someone you grew up with, but I wish to express my deepest condolences on Smitty’s passing.

All my prayers to the family.

rhonda garman
7 years ago

jan and family, rock and i just want to express our sincere sympathy and loss of such a great man. take care and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melody Weekly
7 years ago

Jan, Shannon, and the Smith Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Smitty. He will be missed very much and always hold a special place in my heart.

Jan Please remember I am always here for you.

I love you very much,

God Bless you all, Melody

Donna Miller Harrison
7 years ago

My love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My dear friend Sandy, I may not be able to be there with you but know you are in my heart and prayers.

Bob and Ellen Noebel
7 years ago

Nana, Shannon Mae, Tommie, Alexis, Sandy, and Eric, you are all in our hearts and prayers. We so wish we could be there at this time. We all loved “Buddy” and now he is with the Lord. We pray God’s strength will be your portion during this time. We love you all.

JoAnn & Gary
7 years ago

Sorry that we can’t be there for you at this time. We love you and are praying that the Lord will be with you at this time.

The Ruland Family
7 years ago

We are deeply saddened for your lost. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jim & Carol Smith
7 years ago

Wow, what can I say. I have so many memories that they are hard to put into words. We offer our sincere condolences to your entire family. Smitty was a big part of my Carol life growing up as was the entire Smith household. Jimmy has many many memories of Smitty playing baseball, golf, Maury High school days and just plain friendship. Smitty gave Jimmy a nudge and a phone number to call a girl many years ago and we have been married going on 44 years. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Our prayers are with you all.