SMITH, Neal Arthur; 81 of Mechanicsville, VA went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, and Jeanette Smith; brothers, Elbert D. Smith, Marvin G. Smith, and Lyman L. Smith; and a nephew Joey Smith. Neal is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sandra Wendel Smith; his son, Donald W. Smith (Kathy); his daughter, Sharon S. Everette (Thomas); 4 grandchildren, Brandon W. Smith (Stacy), Joseph R. Everette (Sarah), Nathan T. Everette and Brenna E. Everette; 2 step-grandchildren, Tommy and Jennifer Heflebower; 6 great- grandchildren, Sutton, Bentley, Logan, Lyla, Hagen, and Josie; a brother, David A. Smith (Rosemary); a sister, Phyllis Gillespie; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Neal was employed by the Virginia Highway Department for 35 years and served on the Henrico Electoral Board for 25 years. He was a volunteer for both the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department and was a CPR and First Aid instructor. Neal was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and a past Master of the Thomas N. Davis Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and camping with his family. He was a gifted craftsman and built beautiful doll houses for various members of his family. He had a passion for giving and was always helping others. The family would like to offer a special thank you to his team of doctors and nurses at Massey Cancer Center and to the team at Affinity Care Hospice for their loving care during his illness. The family will receive friends, Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 4 – 7 pm at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Friday, June 25, 2021, at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, VA 23150.
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