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Jonathan “Douglas” Smith

July 3, 1949 — October 8, 2022


Jonathan “Douglas” Smith, 73, of Disputanta, crossed over to the Lord to be with his family and pets on October 8, 2022 after passing away in the home he built. His wife and daughter were at his side. He was born in Richmond on July 3, 1949 to the late Donald Linwood and Loretta Cottrell Smith and was also preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Todd Smith. His early years were spent in the construction contracting business and he worked as Project Manager at Hankins and Anderson from 1982 until retirement in 2011. He was a member of The Sons of the American Legion and had lifetime hunting and fishing memberships. He also enjoyed traveling internationally in search of trophy game and fish. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Beverly Bzdek Smith; daughter, Amanda Blair Starke and his son-in-law Brent; son, Scott Douglas Smith; grandsons, Jonathan, Cash, and Waylon; brothers, Keith and Patrick and their spouses; and sisters, Linda and Teresa. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Merchant’s Hope Memorial Gardens, 11302 Merchants Hope Road, Hopewell, Virginia 23860. This will be followed by a gathering at Burrowsville Ruritan Club, 17410 James River Drive, Disputanta, Virginia 23842. The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Online condolences may be registered at

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Friday, October 14, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

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