Otho Neil Smith, 78, of Mineral, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Violet Dickerson Smith, his sisters, Lucille Tillerson and Nellie Nicholson and his brother, Earl Smith. He is survived by his sister Alice Shipman of Louisa his brother, David Smith of Mechanicsville, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Neil retired from Louisa Manufacturing after many years of service. He was a veteran in the United States Army and served in the Korean War having earned a bronze star. He was a musician and writer of many country songs. Neil was a life- long member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church which he dearly loved.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, VA 23093. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. The Rev. Carol Thornton will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, 2148 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Mineral, VA 23117.