Dickie Dare Smith

Dickie Dare Smith, 88, of McGaheysville, passed away Jan. 8, 2022, in Harrisonburg. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late J.W. “Bill” Smith and Nellie Harlow Smith.

Mr. Smith was a graduate of McGaheysville High School. He loved all sports, especially baseball and rooting for the Atlanta Braves. He was an avid bowler and bowled in the Duckpin Bowling League. He enjoyed old Western movies and watching Randolph Scott and Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Smith retired from the Post Office after 32 years of service.

On Feb. 10, 1951, he married Peggy Dovel Smith, who died Jan. 17, 1962. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Maxene Ferrell Smith, on Feb. 19, 2016, and by his brother, Billy B. Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Steven L. Smith; brother, John W. Smith of Charlottesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pastor Wayne Wright will conduct a graveside service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rockingham County Department of Fire & Rescue, 20 East Gay St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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