Rosie Lee King Smith, 75, of 4752 Brookmont Road, Pulaski, Va. died Sunday, March 15, 2009 in the New River Valley Medical Center, Radford, Va. She was born in Sylvatus (Carroll County), Va. on August 5, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Ethel Thelma King. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Freeman and Louise Clowers. Surviving are her husband, James L. Smith, Jr., Pulaski; children and spouses Brenda Underwood, Roanoke, Odessa King, Roanoke; Gerry King & Fiance’, Donna Spraker, Pulaski; Gayle & Jimmy McGrady, Pulaski; Tammy & David "Mikael" Safewright, Dublin; Connie & Lloyd Jennings, Dublin; Rick & Sandy Bryant, N.C.; Dreama & Ronnie Reynolds, Pulaski; sister and brother-in-law Shirley & Dale Alley, Fairlawn; brother Raymond King, Fairlawn; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be Wednesday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The family will be meeting at the residence of daughter and son-in-law, Tammy & David Mikael Safewright, 5200 Hatcher Road, Dublin, Va.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.