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In Loving Memory of Leo Harvey (Butch) Smith, II Leo Harvey (Butch) Smith, II, 60, of Pearisburg, died on Friday, April 25, 2008. In death Leo regained life, reuniting with his everything, his beloved wife Joy, in the arms of the Lord after 10 heartbroken years apart. He yearned for nothing but to see her sweet face again. He said so every day. In life Leo impacted many through anonymous generosity. Few kids contemplate where those Big Macs come from as the athletic bus meanders down the mountain on fall Friday evenings, or how those sparkling new bats appear in the Little League dugout. He was that kind of man. A lifelong resident of the New River Valley , Leo was raised an only child in Christiansburg by a pair of hardworking educators, Leo H. Smith and Eunice Martin Smith. Following brief stints in Culpeper , Va. , and Salem , W.Va. , during which he worked tirelessly to provide for a young family while earning a college degree, Leo eventually settled his family in Giles Co., in close proximity to his widowed mother and the Virginia Tech Hokies. A loving son, he called his mother daily to ensure her well-being. She once broke a hip, and he didnt just visit sporadically. He was there every day, and literally taught her to walk again, tracking every step with an elaborate Excel spreadsheet that spoke well to his meticulous nature. A loving father, he attended ballgames and high school chorus concerts, leaving little doubt to the assemblage which children were his. He was the proudest of papas, and until his dying day instilled in others the value of determination. He cared not if you were the best, he cared that you strove to be. Leo was preceded in death by his father, Leo H. Smith and his wife, Joy Massey Smith. He is survived by his mother, Eunice Martin Smith, 93, of Christiansburg; his daughter Stacy Smith Moyer and her husband, Chris, of Suffolk , Va. ; his son Marty and his wife, Lainie, of Huntersville , NC , and one grandson, Cambron Reed Smith. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29, from 6-8 p.m., at Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg. Funeral services will be held Apr. 30, at 2 p.m., at Angels Rest Baptist Fellowship in Pearisburg, with Rev. Lee Ellison officiating. The interment will follow at Birchlawn Cemetery . Flowers are appreciated and donations made in his honor may be sent to the American Breast Cancer Foundation or Angels Rest Baptist Fellowship. If you would like to send your condolences to the family via Givens Funeral Home, simply sign the Memorial Guestbook by clicking the link. Your condolences will be printed out and given to the family.
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