Marion G. Smith
Published 5:24 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2017
BOYKINS — Marion Griffin Smith, 78, passed away on Dec. 31, 2016, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Marion was a native of Southampton County, and was a son of the late Forrest Olden Smith and Mary Griffin Smith, and was also predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Railey.
Marion was a graduate of Boykins High School, post-graduate of Southampton High School and a 1964 graduate of VPI & SU.
He was a former Virginia National Guardsman, a member of Cypress Cove Country Club and enjoyed playing cards with his friends, fishing and was a loyal supporter of Virginia Tech athletics.
He was the former president and co-owner of Whitley Peanut Company in Sedley Buyers and Shellers of Seed Peanuts, and a former president of the Bank of Franklin.
Marion was a member of Boykins United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Lomax Smith; two sons, Craig O. Smith (Lisa) of Hampton, and Todd B. Smith (Kristen) of Williamsburg; one brother, Kenneth I. Smith (Margaret) of Boykins; four grandchildren, Gabrielle F. Smith, Joshua O. Smith, Brett M. Smith and Bridgette B. Smith; two nieces, Sharon Cobb and Miriam Birdsong; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Dorothy Grizzard.
The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating.
The reception will follow the service at the Cypress Cove Country Club.
Memorial donations may be made to the Boykins Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 347, Boykins, VA 23827, or the American Heart Association, 4669 South Blvd., Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.