November 5, 1938 - July 23, 2020
Lyle Tune Smith moved to Heaven on July 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Smith; daughter Brenda Harp and her husband Robert Harp; parents Morton and Margaret Smith; siblings William Otto Smith, Miriam Woody, Leon Smith, Phyllis Childress, Marvin Smith, John T. Smith and Ruth Holt.
Lyle spent his early years growing up on a tobacco farm in Brookneal, Virginia. After coming to Norfolk in 1955, he was soon the owner of his very own gas station. In later years, Lyle was able to retire as a mechanic from the Virginia Beach School Bus Garage after 35 years of service. During that time, he also owned Salem Grocery and as well as Salem Fuel Oil Service. He also successfully farmed soybeans, corn, and wheat on 125 acres of land. Lyle was affectionately known in his community as “The Mayor of Salem Road” and he could always be found on his lawn mower. Left to cherish his memory is son Stanley (Laura) Smith, grandson Stanley Smith Jr.; granddaughter Shannon (John) Roberts; three great grandchildren named Thomas, Mary and Carleigh; sister Adell Crews and brother Larry Smith. Lyle Smith was a devoted husband, and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 10AM and the service can be viewed at: https://www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com/obituary/lyle-tune-smith