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Henry ‘Dickie’ Lee Smith

Mr. Henry “Dickie” Lee Smith of Scottsburg died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his home. 

He was born July 21, 1942 in Norfolk and was 71 years old. He was the son of the late Thomas Edward Smith and the late Martha Martin Smith. Dickie was married to Wanda Stevens Smith on March 24, 1968, and she survives him.

Dickie accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in a private ceremony July 30, 2005. He retired from J.P. Stevens after 38 years of service. Dickie loved camping and fishing and working in the yard. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and had a favorite nickname, Punkin (Whitney), Jughead (Justin), Prissy Poo (Lauren), for each one of them. He loved to serve as the chef during family outings and was renowned for his fried chicken and beef stew.

In addition to his wife and three grandchildren, survivors include one daughter, Sandra S. Womack, and husband Lee of South Boston; eight sisters, Bertha Terry of Halifax, Edith Allen and husband Sonny of Mechanicsville, Martha Thompson and husband Joe of Rocky Mount, N.C., Doris Butler of South Boston, Betty Sneed of Halifax, Deborah Rudder of South Boston, Virginia Roberts and husband Roy of Cluster Springs and Nancy McVicker of Apopka, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth Charles “Pete” Smith, of Halifax; and a number of nieces and nephews.

One brother, Melvin Thomas Smith, also preceded Mr. Smith in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with the Pastor Darry Campbell, the Rev. Alfred Chandler and the Pastor Daniel Royo officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times from noon until 7 p.m. at his home, 8175 James D. Hagood Hwy., Scottsburg.

For memorials consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com 

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.