Gleason Kyle "Smitty" Smythers, 95, of Wytheville died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Carrington Place, Wytheville. He was born on June 3, 1915 in Carroll County and was the son of the late Robert and Ora Delp Smythers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lattie Boyer Smythers who passed away in 2001 and by a brother, Tenson Smythers. Gleason was employed by Appalachian Power Company in Pulaski for many years and he and Lattie lived in Pulaski and were members of the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski, before moving to Wytheville. Gleason belonged to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville and was able to attend until a few weeks ago.
Surviving are, sister, Virginia Smythers, Carrington Place, Wytheville, niece, Linda Smythers Phibbs, Myrtle Beach, SC, great niece, Christa Phibbs, Myrtle Beach, SC, sister-in-law, Rose Boyer Roberts, San Diego, CA, wife’s niece, Patty Green Gardner and her husband, James, Galax, several cousins and his friends at Carrington Place.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10 at 2 p.m. from the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Dublin, with the Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Entombment will follow after the service. The family will receive friends after the service form the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be given to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.