Mr. Fred Nash Smart



Mr. Fred Nash Smart, age 80 of Stuart, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart. He was born in Patrick County on October 22, 1937 to the late Grover C. and Goldie Williams Smart. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smart was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Smart Shockley; seven brothers, Buren, John, Perry, Kenneth and Charles Smart, and two infant brothers. Mr. Smart was a graduate of Hardin Reynolds Memorial School and retired from DuPont in Martinsville with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Critz Baptist Church where he was a youth leader of the Royal Ambassadors and was a deacon and Sunday school teacher and mission field worker. He also served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Pulpit Committee of Critz Baptist Church. Upon retirement, he worked at PARC Workshop repairing furniture and being a friend to all the “kids”. He worked in his shop repairing and refinishing antiques and doing lots of crafts. He served on the Patrick County Draft Board, was a Boy Scout leader, and was a Girl Scout volunteer. He was an avid fan and supporter of all Patrick County youth, including all Patrick County High School sports teams and marching band.

Mr. Smart is survived by his wife, Nancy Hopkins Smart of the home; a daughter, Lynette S. (Robby) Shelby of Granite Falls, North Carolina; two step-sons, Larry R. (Karen) Fulcher of Critz and Rickie E. (Della) Fulcher of Stuart; four grandchildren, Brandy Fulcher (Larry) Miller of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Eric R. (Candice) Fulcher of Stuart; Katrina Fulcher (Josh) Sutphin of Claudville, and Blaire Fulcher (Bucky) Goodale of Landis, North Carolina; eight great-grandchildren, Bryson Fulcher, Lauren Fulcher, Veronica Miller, Benjamin Sutphin, Trey Miller, Audrey Goodale, Brooklyn Fulcher and Crash Goodale; and four brothers, Percy Smart of Scottsdale, Arizona, Grover C. (Pat) Smart of Gainesville, Florida, Gene D. (Betsy) Smart of Doswell and Harold (Sue) Smart of Charlottesville.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Allan Vass and Pastor John Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Minnies Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home, and at other times at the home. If desired, memorials may be made to the PARC Workshop, 674 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, Virginia 24171 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Patrick County Chapter, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, Virginia 24171. Online condolences may be sent by visiting