Michael “Michael J,” “Hogg” Leon Smith, 45, departed this life April 9, 2012.
He was born June 5, 1966 to Cordellia Christine “Puddin” Lethcoe in Abingdon.
Michael J. was educated in the Pulaski County school system, graduating from Pulaski County High School in 1985. Michael played many sports throughout his life and was a power weight lifter competing in several states finishing with a personal best of 660 pounds, earning him the title of “The Strongest Man in Southwest Virginia. He played for the Roanoke Rush football team in Roanoke from 1995-1997.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Sarah Farmer, of Pulaski; three children, Amber Webb, of Hopewell, Hagan Smith and Shana Farmer of Pulaski; mother and stepfather, Cordellia and William Thompson, of Roanoke; mother and father-in-law, Freda and Willie O’Dell, of Pulaski; grandmother, Margaret Webb; special father, Charles Cook; brother and sister-in-law, John and Robin Farmer, of Bedford, and Rebecca Isom, of Wytheville; aunts and uncle, Marvin and Sharon Gant, of Roanoke; Doris Holt, Penny Smith, Betty Smith, Judy Johnson, and Edith Boysaw; nieces and nephew Kaleena Sayers, Kayla Isom and Dakota Akers, and a multitude of loving cousins and friends.
Please join us at Bob White Boulevard Church of God for the celebration of Michael J’s life Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held Friday, April 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Bob White Boulevard Church of God.
Final rites entrusted to Penn’s Funeral Home, Pulaski.
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