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Walter J. Smith, Sr.

September 16, 1944 - February 21, 2016

Burial Date February 25, 2016

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Walter Joseph “Plunkey” Smith Sr., 71, of Brookneal passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Eggleston Smith.

Plunkey was born in Campbell County, September 16, 1944 a son of the late Andrew “Buck” Smith and Alice Mann Smith. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of Brookneal Sportsmen’s Club and a carpenter.

He is survived by a son, Walter J. “Skeet” Smith Jr. (Velvet); a step-daughter, Patricia Shumaker all of Gladys; three grandchildren, Ashton Nicole, Justin Edward and Katilyn Sierra Smith; two step-grandchildren, Dustin Shumaker, Dana Younger; two sisters, Doris Hailey, Connie Lockhart (Jim) all of Rustburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kent and Harold Smith.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Sonny Younce and the Rev. Matthew Killmon.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Brookneal Sportsmen’s Club.