OBITUARY

Doris L. Smith

December 10, 1927August 21, 2015

Doris Lee Wheeler Smith, 87, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Redman “Jake” Smith, her parents, Lawrence Newton and Lola May Staubus Wheeler, a brother, Donald S. Wheeler, and Jake’s son, Jimmy Wine Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Lee Smith, as well as a number of treasured nieces and nephews, Janice Faye Wheeler and husband Eddie, Donna Lynn Wheeler Troubaugh and husband Ronnie, Patricia Ann Wheeler, Lisa Marie Wheeler Losh and husband Larry, David Newton Wheeler and wife Linda, Andrew Clark Wheeler. She also leaves special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turner. She held in highest regard her dear friend and companion, Daniel W. Knopp. She was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church, The Augusta Garden Club, the D.A.R., and The Tuesday Club of Augusta County. Her days of volunteering at Hebron Presbyterian brought her great joy. She served on numerous community boards as a generous and thoughtful member. She gave her time and lovely spirit to everyone she encountered. She had a beautiful and purposeful life. Doris was dedicated to her husband’s career and those who were members of the Smith’s Transfer family. A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Thornrose Cemetery with the Rev. Olivia Haney officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 West Frederick Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Presbyterian Church, 423 Hebron Road, Staunton, Virginia 24401, The R. R. Smith Center for Arts, 20 New Street, Staunton, Virginia, or The Museum of American Frontier Culture, P.O. Box 629, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Family and friends are invited to share a memory, send condolences and sign the guest book by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiation

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Janis Lucas

September 22, 2015

I AM SO SORRY FOR THE PASSONG OF YOUR MOTHER. SHE WAS INDEED A LOVELY PERSON AND WILL BE MISSED DEARLY.

September 21, 2015

Thinking of you, Terri and family, with the passing of your darling mother Doris. She is sorely missed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. With deepest Christian love and care, Jon and Meredith Arneson

Dick Delahay

August 29, 2015

Dear Terri and family, Was so sorry to learn of the passing of Doris. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Prayerfully, Dick Delahay

Rosemary Seaverns

August 25, 2015

Lisa and Donna,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. With deepest sympathy, Rosemary Seaverns

Larry Fitzwater

August 24, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

The Marshall & Eunice Fitzwater Family

August 24, 2015

To Terri and the Smith relatives: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. She was an asset to Staunton, Smiths Transfer and many charities that she supported. I would like to offer my deepest condolences. Ned Bonfoey

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