Carol F. Smith

June 28, 1946January 2, 2021

Carol F. Smith of Fayetteville, WV passed away on January 2nd 2021 after a hard fight against Covid.

She is survived by her husband of over 56 years, Richard A. Smith; her four children Richard Jr., Timothy, Lee and Holly; three grandchildren Richard III, Justin and Cassidy; and two brothers, Pete Zapotocky of PA and John Zapotocky of FL.

Carol was truly considered a pillar of the community, spending the majority of her tenure at Fayetteville High School. Her family will miss her strength, kindness, love and laughter. May her light continue to shine through her family and all that were fortunate enough to know her.

Private services will be determined by her family at a later date.

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Carol F. Smith

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R0d Fields

January 19, 2021

What the world needs now more than ever, is more Carol Smiths. Carol, we will truly miss you. We will never forget you. Until we meet again. Love you man. Rod

Johnny Scarbro

January 18, 2021

Dicky and family,
So very sorry to hear about Carol Sue. She was a wonderful caring person. Always so pleasant, with a great smile. I have great memories of her starting in grade school. I will continue to pray for you guys.

Terry Argento/Gilbert

January 18, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. Always friendly, with a beautiful smile are my memories of her. Those who knew Carol, have some idea of how great your loss truly is.

Katrinka Perdue

January 17, 2021

Like so many, Mrs. Smith was a pillar of the community. She was always so kind, but had a stern word when I needed it in school! My heart goes out to Dickie and family. We are so sad to hear of her passing.
Prayers ❤️

Joey Carelli

January 15, 2021

Carol packed a lot of living in those 74 years. She truly lived life to the fullest. Never one to coast through life she kept the "pedal to the metal". Always so engaged in her community, her family, her friends. Always a hug and that big beautiful smile if she saw you out.
RIP my friend. Dickie and family we mourn with you.

Caitlin Blankenship

January 11, 2021

Carol was the first person I met when I moved to Fayetteville in 1994 and started high school. She made me feel so welcome and impressed me with her knowledge of every kid in the school. She was a genuine and kind soul. My heart hurts for all of us and especially Dickie. What an awesome pair, full of love. Love and condolences sent to her sweet family❤️

Marsha Auxier

January 11, 2021

Oh my...I don't really have the right words to express how sorry I am and how much I will miss her and how much she meant to me. Always met you with a smile, always saying "How's the family and If there is ANYTHING I can do please let me know " but still doing things whether you asked or not. Her smile and love will be so missed. Dickie, I am so sorry beyond words can say for you and your family. You and her are like brother and sister to my family. Sending with this much love and if there is ANYTHING I can do for you. Please let me know.

Mike Lopez

January 11, 2021

Love, Laughter, Humor, Drive, Tenacity, Toughness ,Kindness, Gentle, Mother, Mentor, Most of All Friend . Carol was an Alphabet Soup of all of the positive Adjectives and Nouns of the English Language.
Carol will live on in our Hearts and Memories forever. My eyes begin to water when I think of you gone. Not Fair. Gone Too Soon.. Really Going to Miss You Girl..

ballengee amy

January 8, 2021

I just loved Carol. Every year I had the pleasure of working the MHS Reunion with her and she was such a funny spunky person. The last time I saw her was at the Lenten FIsh DInner in Montgomery and she came in the kitchen and gave me a hug. That night is when they started shutting everything down due to Covid. I have thought about it a lot and I think she was the last person I hugged and I will cherish that memory. Heaven is for sure gaining another angel!

Janet Ferrell

January 7, 2021

Rob and Janet Ferrell and Family wish to express our heartfelt sympathy. Sue was loved by all of the Ferrell family the moment she connected with us. We will keep you in our prayers as you navigate the loss of such a special person.