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A graveside service and celebration of Randy’s life will be conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, WV.

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Randolph Eston Smith, 78, of Moneta, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born on July 2, 1942 in Charleston, WV a son of the late, Emmett Eston Smith and Opal Holiday Smith. In addition to his parents Randy was preceded in death by his brothers, Roger, and Basil Smith.

Randy served his country in the United States Navy as Senior Chief for 27 years. He was the most caring, soft hearted and loving family man. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and family so much. After retiring Randy and his wife moved to Smith Mountain Lake to enjoy boating, fishing, and volunteering. He was a member of the local VFW, American Legion and Fleet Reserves. He was loved by so many and will be missed each day.

Randy is survived by his loving wife, Jewell C. Smith; four children, Vicki Esteves, James Smith and wife, Lori, Terri Cooke and husband, Eugene, and Michael Smith and his significant other, Terri Hickman; four grandchildren, Matthew, Jesika, Jett and Jade; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Cole, Cillian and Chase; two sisters-in-law, Jan Smith and Sandy Smith. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Randy’s memory please consider the Wounded Warrior Project.

A graveside service and celebration of Randy’s life will be conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, WV. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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Janet Ridgwell

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February 27, 2021

Dear Jewel and family, I am sending you many prayers and love in the loss of your husband and father. Time will help but never completely heal Love you all Janet

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Mike Hulvey

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February 26, 2021

Randy Smith was a great shipmate and those gold stipes on his sleeve mean his service to his country was outstanding. I served with Randy on the John F Kennedy CV-67 in R-Division around 74-75. We would kid him and call him Rupert because that was where he told us he was from. It is with regret that I never saw him again after I left the Kennedy, but I am sure that like me, all that knew him them would like to offer our sincere condolences to Jewell and the family. Blessings

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Gayle Cooke

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February 26, 2021

Dear Jewell, Terri, Vicki, Jay, and Michael: I am so sorry to learn of the death your beloved husband and father. Although I can not be with you, you will be in my heart and prayers . I pray you can find comfort in faith, friends and family as you grieve your loss. Many Blessings

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Cheryl & Jim

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February 25, 2021

Dearest Jewell, We are so sorry for your loss of Randy and so very sorry we can’t be with you at this time. He was such a gentle, dear man and we pray he rests in peace and we send you and all your family our love and prayers for God’s comfort and strength in the days ahead. We love you Jewell and are keeping you close in our thoughts.

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Beth Ashley

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February 25, 2021

Dear Jewell, Terri, Vicki, Jay, and Michael~ I am so honored to have known Mr. Smith and your family for such a long time. I have so many fond memories of spending happy times with all of you. Mr. Smith is one of the kindest people I've ever known, and he was an important part of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time, and I am grateful to all of you for sharing your wonderful husband and father with me. I will always remember his kindness, his humor, and his loving heart. God bless him and you always. Love, Beth


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