Ernest W. Smith Jr., 83, of Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Reston Hospital.
He was the son of the late Ernest Woodrum Smith Sr. and the late Mary Belle Blundell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Alan Smith; brother, George “Buck” Smith and sister, Gladys Mae Smith.
Ernest was part owner of Smith, Thomas and Smith, Inc. in Bethesda, MD for 29 years.
He was a member of Sterling United Methodist Church and loved playing the piano and the fiddle.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Poland Smith of 63 years; sons, Gordon Ray Smith and his wife, Connie of Lovettsville and Michael Dwayne Smith and his wife, Lisa of Leesburg; sister, Mary “Noodie” Ellen Boyd and her husband, Kelsey of Sterling; brother, Jimmy Smith and his wife, Vonnie of New Market, VA; five grandchildren, Aaron, Jerry, Crystal, Drew and Shannon; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Duncan officiating. Burial will follow at Leesburg Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sterling United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 304 E. Church Road Sterling VA 20166 or to Capital Caring, attn: Philanthropy Office 2900 Telestar Court Falls Church, VA 22042.