Rev. Virgil Hoke Smith

July 23, 1934 – April 26, 2021

Obituary For Rev. Virgil Hoke Smith

Rev. Virgil Hoke Smith, age 86, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. He was born July 23, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia, He is the son of the late Mr. Ira Smith and Mrs. Mary Lou Smith. Rev. Smith worked in residential and commercial maintenance. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was actively involved in bible study and pastoring for 30 plus years at several churches, including Loring Heights Baptist Church, Eastland Heights Baptist Church, both in Atlanta. Rev. Smith spent the past 11 years as pastor of Campbellton Baptist Church in Fairburn, Georgia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon Smith of McDonough, Ira Smith of Douglasville, and Bud Smith of Locust Grove.

Rev. Smith is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mrs. Patricia Blankenship Smith of Lithia Springs; his daughters and sons-in-law Julie and Steve Woods of Carrollton and Judy and Danny Raciti of Braselton; his sister, Betty Holmes; his brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Karen Smith of Thomaston; grandchildren, Rosemary and Chad Thigpen of Carrollton, Lucy and Carter Aldridge of Villa Rica, Jacob DeGraaf of Braselton, Abigail DeGraaf of Braselton, Lydia DeGraaf of Braselton and Grace Ann Raciti of Braselton; great-grandchildren, Stevie Jane Woods and Montgomery Nell Thigpen; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory in Douglasville, Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Funeral Services will be conducted, Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:00AM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Douglasville with Ron Wilde officiating. Interment will follow in Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements 770-942-2311.




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R.I.P. my brother, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten… Love, Jerry & Karen
– Jerry & Karen Smith
Uncle Hoke was a wonderful man. I remember him telling us the funniest stories! He was a character with all his facial expressions! I know he touched many lives and helped lead people to Christ! Aunt Pat , we love you and are praying for you and the whole family during this difficult time. We will never forget him and know we will see him again! Love Ray, Kim, Erica and Cole Ford
– Kim Ford
Loved our Uncle “Hoke” no one could captivate his audience with the stories he told us all our lives the way he did! He made us laugh so much down through the years! A special man he was to all of us! Always eager to share his testimony with tears of joy of how Jesus saved his soul! Forever we will remember you, Love Wayne & Karen VanHorn
– Karen VanHorn
My family was blessed to know this amazing humble man. He always had a smile and a kond word for everyone he saw. He will truly be missed. The Ross Family
– Shannon Bartlam
Very sad to hear of my uncle Hokes passing.🥲
– Al Smith 190 Harris Road Jasper, Ga
Patricia and family I celebrate Vigils home coming but I am sorry for your loss ,the communities loss and the churches lose. He walked in some might big shoes! He preached the most memorable sermon I ever heard a few years back at the Chapel at Callaway Gardens. A group of seniors had an all day outing there and when we came to that prefect little chapel dedicaid by Norman Vincent Peal years ago , we asked him to preach. He spoke Gods word without notes, without preparation, without his Bible and told us about Gods amazing love. The room was full and many who were present recall that day as a day ” God was present.” A gloriously gifted man who served God with kindness and humbleness of heart. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
– Betty Joe Mathis-Crook

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