Curtis B. Smith, age 88, of Newport News, VA, passed away on December 3, 2023, this world lost one its brightest lights. He was born on June 10, 1935, to the late Arvel B. and Lola H. Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mrs. Virginia Louise Smith and son, Dennis Lee Smith both of Newport News; and a brother, Bertis Smith.

Curtis B. Smith was born in Moussie, Kentucky, on June 10, 1935. He moved to Amelia, Virginia when he was 9, then Newport News where he remained until the day, he left this earth.” He took care of his family of five by working at the Newport News Shipbuilding for 41 years, never complaining and always smiling and sharing his stories.”

He was survived by his two daughters, Lisa Gayle Koger of Hampton, VA and Susan Ann Chandler of Screven, GA; his seven grandchildren, Cory Lee Smith of Winchester, VA, Amber Mae Green of Jesup, GA, Gloria Rose Chandler also of Jesup, GA, Tabitha Christine Gaddis of Hampton, VA, Zachary Ryan Moody also of Hampton, VA, Cassie Vaughan of El Paso, AR and April Vaughan also of El Paso, AK; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah, River, Elijah, Olivia, Franklin, Luna, Levi and Oaklynn; four brothers, Freeman Smith, Edwin Smith and wife, Lucy, Alton Smith and wife, Hattie, John Smith and wife, Catherine.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., for Curtis at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. He will be laid to rest at the Mason Family Cemetery in Red House, VA beside his wife, Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence Messages

  1. The Green Family

    05 December 2023 8 months ago

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Curtis Smith. I know that loving memories will always remain in your heart. God Bless

  2. Heather

    05 December 2023 8 months ago

    My deepest condolences to the family. He was such a kind soul. I have fond memories of spending time with my uncles over the years. Sending love to Lisa, Susan , my dad and uncles and the extended family.

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