Frederick Arlen Smith, Jr. “Freddie”, 58, who was born in Richmond, VA, but always called “home” Anchorage, AK, passed away unexpectedly from complications with T1 diabetes May 9, 2023 at his home in Amelia, VA. Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, Col. Frederick A. Smith, Sr. USMC and Audrey W. Smith. He is survived by two amazingly strong and bright sons, Frederick A. Smith, III “Treigh” and Jesse O. Smith; two brothers, Brian Smith and Danny Smith (Angela); six nieces, Elizabeth Heflin (Ryan), Cydney Wiseman (Nicholas), Raegan Smith, Kennedy Crafton (Ross), Kiel Good, and Rhian Mills, and his former wife and friend, Randi Smith; as well as a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly. He also left behind his faithful companion, Ozzy, who was always by his side. Upon graduation from Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK, Freddie joined the US Navy, where he was stationed in San Diego, California and served on the battleship, USS Missouri. From the Navy he moved to Chesterfield, VA, where he reconnected with family, made great lifelong friends and established his own family roots. Freddie thoroughly enjoyed raising his boys and creating wonderful memories with them in the YMCA Indian Guides, motocross racing, snow-skiing, and hours of fun on the boat at Lake Chesdin and Buggs Island. Freddie was also an avid Nascar fan, devoted Seahawks enthusiast, and lover of all 80’s heavy metal hair bands and Southern Rock. Aside from his great pride for his boys, Freddie was most proud of his personal small-business as The Dent Guy, as well as his time spent running the sound for the local bands Red Alert and Intense Reaction. Freddie was known and will be missed for his quick wit, sarcasm and very corny jokes! The family will receive family and friends, as well as have a Celebration of Life on May 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (9227 River Road, S. Chesterfield 23803).
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