Smith 001Scott Owen Smith

Scott Owen Smith, 43, of 8 Smith Hollow Road, Hot Springs, Virginia died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.
He was born March 23, 1970 in Clifton Forge, Virginia the son of Julia Bogan Smith and the late Charles Thomas Smith. On February 13, 1999, he married Tamra Claytor Smith.
He was a former systems analyst for the County of Rockingham. Scott was a 1990 Graduate of Bath County High School; and a 1995 Graduate of Emory & Henry College with a degree in Math and Physics and a minor in Computer Science. He was a member of the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church. He loved working with computers, cooking, photography and trains. He enjoyed the history of Bacova and the Tide Water Lumber Company. He was a loving husband, son and brother.
He is survived by his mother, Julia Bogan Smith of Hot Springs; his wife of 14 years, Tamra Claytor Smith of Hot Springs; a brother, Michael Todd Smith & friend Mark Stropes of Vinton, Virginia; a special aunt & uncle Paul & Donna Smith of Covington; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Pillow officiating. Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pat Bogan, Jamie Lowry, Eddie Swearengin, Dennis Swearengin, Stephen Turner, Danny Cash, Teddy Bogan, Mike Claytor & Jason Deel. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Lesniak, Carolyn Milzman, Erin Shinault, Kevin David; all nurses, aides and staff of 10 Mountain @ Roanoke Memorial Hospital. RMH is a fine organization dedicated to healing with caring compassion.
The family will receive friends any time at the home of Julia & Tamra in Hot Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union Chapel Cemetery, Inc. c/o Wayne Peery, 533 Peery Hollow Road, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, c/o Jamie Lowry, 2582 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Dearest Julia, Tamra & Todd;
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Scott. He will be greatly missed. He was always such a nice gentlemen.
    Peggy, Eddie & Family

    • Thank you.
      Tammy, Julia and Todd

  2. Tammy, I’m so sorry to her about Scotts passing.May God bless you with peace and comfort now and always.If you ever need a shoulder to lean on, or someone to just listen, call anytime.You can get my number from Judy, Kevin or Benji.Love you. Betty Jo Towler.

  3. so sorry for your loss. he was such a great person and so kind.

  4. Prayers up for you Tammy. May Christ’s love and promise of life eternal assuage your pain at this difficult time.

  5. Tammy, I am sorry for your loss. Please email me sometime, I’d love to re-connect with you. ( Your classmates and friends would love to hear from you. Diane Eavey Garber

  6. sorry for your loss and prayers your way.

  7. Tammy I am sorry to hear about your loss. Will be keeping you in my prayers

  8. Tammy and Julia, We are sorry to hear about the passing of Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Eddie Pursley and Aunt Edna (Hicks)Osborne

  9. Thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing.

  10. Tammy, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be thinking of you and prayers are with you and your family. Lennie & Bonita Tolley

  11. Tammy,
    So sorry about your loss. My love and prayers are with you. I have very fond memories of you from your days at B. C.
    Coach Heishman

  12. Oh my dear Tammy! No words I have can ease your pain. I pray God wraps you up in His arms and gives you peace and comfort. I am so very, very sorry for your loss! I’ve thought of you and Scott often over the years. Your wedding reception was one of the best parties Gary and DJ ‘ed. You both were just so full of joy. I love ya honey. Corinne Butler (Rainie)

  13. Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Please try to keep in touch. I have missed seeing and hearing from you. Judy Poole Howard

  14. Julia, Tamra and family, I had the pleasure of working with Scott several years ago at the Rockingham County offices. I was stunned and saddened at the news of his passing. He was one of the best (and most memorable) co-workers I’ve ever had. What a truly, truly, nice guy and what a great sense of humor he had. My heart breaks for you. I am so, so very sorry for your loss — the loss of such a sweet person. May God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  15. Dear Tammy and Family,
    Please know what a privilege and honor it was to work with you and Scott at RMH. We truly care for you and Scott and we wanted so much to help Scott get back home. Scott’s story is an important one to love and share. We hope you know how very sorry we were to lose him, and how much we support you in your grief and loss. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    Sincerely yours,
    Dr. Susan Lee, RMH


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