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Almer C. "Buddy" Smith
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Almer C. "Buddy" Smith, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and friend was born to Nellie and Almer Smith on the April 16th, 1936 in Clifton Forge Va. He was the brother of Reedie, Toni (Durby) Jean and Benny (Beth.) Buddy was raised in Clifton Forge Va and Ronceverte West Va. during his younger years. His family and then moved to Alexandria Va where they were to remain. Following his formative years, Buddy joined the US Navy in 1953, serving on the USS Randall and the USS Plymouth Rock. Following discharge, he returned to Alexandria where he met his one true love, Joyce Campbell. Buddy and Joyce married in 1958. In 1960 Buddy joined the Alexandria City Fire Department, eventually retiring in 1980 as a lieutenant.
Enjoying 57 years of marriage, Buddy and Joyce raised two daughters, Debbie (Jim) and Chris (Kevin.) In time, Buddy and Joyce welcomed grandchildren Stephen and Jennifer.
Buddy enjoyed several hobbies, such as fishing, fly tying, hunting, target shooting, camping, visiting state and national parks, browsing in old hardware stores and antique shops, as well as listening to gospel music. Buddy was known as a very accomplished the storyteller. He was also an active member of Alexandria Retired Police and Fire Association. His favorite past time though, by far, was spending time with his wife and family.
A very generous and easy-going man by nature, to know him was to love him, and if he counted you as a friend, you were truly blessed. As difficult as Buddy's passing is, because of his strong faith, we now know he is truly home. Surrounded by family and next to his beloved Joyce. We take comfort in this, for we know that they are both looking down at us all.


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Visitation

Sunday

29

Oct

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Visitation

Sunday

29

Oct

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Visitation

Monday

30

Oct

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Calvary Road Baptist Church

6811 Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22310

Service

Monday

30

Oct

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Calvary Road Baptist Church

6811 Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22310

Graveside

Monday

30

Oct

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fairfax Memorial Park

9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

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Fairfax Memorial Park

9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

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