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Lester Smith
Lester Smith, 78, formerly of Claibourne, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after a long battle with cancer.
He was a welder at Marion Power Shovel and a member of United Steel
Workers Local 1949. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a
lifetime member of American Legion Post 40.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Skeetrock, Va., to the late Kendrick and
Mary Moore Smith and was predeceased by three brothers.
He married Margaret Wilson March 4, 1954, in Grundy, Va., and she
survives at The Gables. He is also survived by a son, Gary (Correl)
Smith of Centerburg; three daughters, Debra (Michael) Virden of
Richwood, Leslie Dianna Mack of Marion and Ronda (Wade) Hisle of
Claibourne; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Fay Ratliff of Clintwood, Va., and Lois (A.L.) Mullens of Marion; and
numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Harold Mullins will officiate and
burial will be at the Maskill Cemetery where military services will be
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or American
legion Post 40. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

Directions to Maskill Cemetery

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