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Jackie Melvin Smith

June 25, 1938 - October 30, 2020

Jackie Melvin Smith, a resident of Newport News Nursing and Rehab (dad’s hotel) passed in his sleep to Heaven at 3 am on October 30, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1938 to his late parents, Will T Smith and Margaret C Patterson. Jack’s parents divorced so he quit school in the eighth grade to help support his four siblings: William, Mary Pat, Geneva and Sam. Later, his father remarried eventually adding two more children to the group Emma Jean and Will T. At age 17, Jack enlisted in the US Air Force where he served our country for 8 years. Jack lost his second son, Jerry on December 5, 2010 and his wife Carolyn on September 28, 2014 and at that time moved from Houston, Texas to Gloucester, Virginia with his first born.

He is survived by all his siblings; son Jack (Susan); daughter Linda (Jim); grandchildren Jackie Jr. (Marie), Jill (Will), Alan (Jamie); great-grandchildren Caitie, Destyni, Lauren, Madelina, Justin, Taylor, Ty; and great-great-grandchild Harper. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608. The funeral will be held at World Outreach Worship Church, 1223 Shields Rd, Newport News, VA 23608-2062 on Monday at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute at Treasured Memories Community Funding.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

Family will be receiving friends and neighbors between 4 and 6 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel, located at 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News VA 23608.

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm


World Outreach Worship Center

1233 Shields Rd
Newport News, Virginia 23608

A service will be had at World Outreach Worship Center, located at 1233 Shields Rd, Newport News, VA 23608 at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 2, 2020.

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