Gardner Funeral Home

Barry Turner Smith
May 26th, 1945 - January 8th, 2018

Barry Turner Smith - b.1945-05-26 d.2018-01-08Barry Turner Smith, 72, of Copper Hill, Virginia entered Heaven's gates to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by family and friends on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Lewis Gale Hospital following a hard-fought three year battle with cancer. We rejoice in his complete healing in Jesus and his Heavenly reunion with many loved ones who have gone before, especially in his reunion with his only child, Thomas Wayne Smith. Barry is the son of the late Dan and Mary Smith of Copper Hill. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Sue Smith and his loyal grandsons, Devin and Derek Smith of the home. He is survived by his twin brother Larry (Debbie) Smith of Check, Virginia and his sister Rita Smith of Willis, Virginia, many brother and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends who were like family. Barry was retired from New River Electrical Corporation in Cloverdale, Virginia after 30 plus years of dedicated service as a Mechanic and Fleet Manager. Barry was a faithful member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, where he served in many capacities, including, Sunday school teacher, driver of the church van for vacation Bible school ministries, serving on many committees, taking charge of the maintenance of the church van, and serving as a deacon for several years. He also served his community faithfully for many years as the neighborhood mechanic - a very talented and knowledgeable mechanic, who was always willing to lend a hand - something he greatly enjoyed all of his life and sorely missed when he was no longer able. Barry was an avid Earnhardt and NASCAR fan, and a die-hard Chevy enthusiast - being especially proud of his award-winning '67 Nova. Ford owners beware! Barry's family is grateful to Dr. Andrew Fintel and all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Lewis Gale Hospital and Blue Ridge Cancer Center for their care and to their many family members and friends who have visited, called, prayed for, and supported them throughout Barry's sickness and passing, truly demonstrating Christ's commandment to love one another as Christ has loved us (John 15:12). Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 11th from noon until 8 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home. The funeral will be officiated by Pastor Dan Johnson and Pastor Maurice Wright on Friday, January 12th at 2 p.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with internment immediately following.