Lyle Tune Smith

November 5, 1938 - July 23, 2020

11/05/1938 - 07/23/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday July 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Additional Information:

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Service
Wednesday July 29, 2020
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Additional Information:

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

To view the funeral of the funeral service, please click HERE.

Lyle Tune Smith moved to Heaven on July 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Smith; daughter Brenda Harp and her husband Robert Harp; parents Morton and Margaret Smith; siblings William Otto Smith, Miriam Woody, Leon Smith, Phyllis Childress, Marvin Smith, John T. Smith and Ruth Holt.
Lyle spent his early years growing up on a tobacco farm in Brookneal, Virginia. After coming to Norfolk in 1955, he was soon the owner of his very own gas station. In later years, Lyle was able to retire as a mechanic from the Virginia Beach School Bus Garage after 35 years of service. During that time, he also owned Salem Grocery and as well as Salem Fuel Oil Service. He also successfully farmed soybeans, corn, and wheat on 125 acres of land. Lyle was affectionately known in his community as “The Mayor of Salem Road” and he could always be found on his lawn mower. Left to cherish his memory is son Stanley (Laura) Smith, grandson Stanley Smith Jr.; granddaughter Shannon (John) Roberts; three great grandchildren named Thomas, Mary and Carleigh; sister Adell Crews and brother Larry Smith. Lyle Smith was a devoted husband, and a  loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 6-8PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10AM at the same location.
Memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital  can be made by clicking HERE. Donations in Lyle’s name can also be made to DAV by clicking HERE.
To view the livestream of the funeral service on your device, please click HERE.

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Aubrey Priddy
2 years ago

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Lyle Smith . I just found out tonight on August 1st . A very nice man and always willing to help someone . Prayers to the Smith family in the coming days and months .
Sincerely ,
Aubrey and Mollie Priddy

danny chandler
2 years ago

us kids called him smitty back in the day when he also ran northlanding crocery better known as the little store. i think it was about 1967
..at that time he liked his pall mall none filterd cics.many kids new who smitty was.not to many salem roaders left from back in the day.

Smith Terry
2 years ago

Condolences to the family. We will miss you uncle Lyle.

Donna Harmon
2 years ago

Stanley and family so sorry to hear about uncle Lyle he will be missed sending prayers to your family may God help you heal

Howard & Jane Sawyer
2 years ago

Stanley & Stanley Jr., Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Robyn Lee Jones
2 years ago

I will miss you Uncle. As much as I miss Aunt Mary and cousin Brenda. I know your reunion with them is glorious. May you be at peace and experience all of that God has promised.

Raymond and Cheryl Hall
2 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss your family has endured. We will keep y’all in our prayers.

Christine Sostak
2 years ago

You and your family are like family to me. I am keeping you all in my prayers. He was a wonderful, generous, kind man.

G SMITH
2 years ago

Stanley and family, prayers and sympathies in the passing of Uncle Lyle.

G SMITH
2 years ago

Prayers and sympathies in the passing of Uncle Lyle