Virgil G. Smith

March 4, 2022

Virgil G. Smith, 80, of Anderson, Indiana, left this earth on March 4, 2022, after suffering multiple injuries from an automobile accident close to his home. Our hearts and our souls are heavy with his absence.

He was born to Arthur and Anna Mae Smith. Mr. Smith was one of twelve siblings that included: Arthur Jr., Robert, Paul, Geneva Lamprey, Jeannette Moss, Richard, Leo, Leon, Marvin, and Herbert.

Mr. Smith worked in corrosive proof construction traveling all over the United States for Ceilcote / Master Builders for over twenty years with his extended but close family members from the Bair and Metzger families.

His heart was big and full. He was known for his generosity and kindness. He would help anyone in need. He was always outgoing and had a smile on his face that would light up a room.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of nine years, Susan Smith, two children, Anne (Brian) Reed and Norma “Lori” (Michael) Smith; Susan’s daughters, Kim (Jeff) Stigall and Alisha (Jeff) Simer; grandchildren Kendra, Kayla, Avery, Alexis, Connor and Adele Reed, Michael Jr. and Nathan Smith, Kevin and Larry Brumback Jr., Daniel Riley and Angela Dowden.

He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Margaret H. Smith, the mother of his children: Virgil Jr., Jack, Cynthia, and Larry Brumback; and a grandson, Michael.

A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Thu., March 10, 2022, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Ind., 46051, with The Rev. Gary Klinger officiating. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled to be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thu., March 10 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at