Funerals services for former Governor Hulett C. Smith have been set.

On Thursday, the Smith family with have a private wake at Melton Mortuary prior to the motorcade’s departure at 3:30 p.m.

On their way to the Hulett C. Smith Theatre in Tamarack, the motorcade will leave Melton Mortuary and turn left off Sunrise Avenue onto Harper Road. On Harper Road the casket will pass Smith’s home, Crestwood.

The motorcade will bear right onto Dry Hill Road, turn right onto VanKirk Drive, bear left on Dickirson Drive, and then make an immediate left on Kay Drive.

The motorcade is expected to arrive at Tamarack at 3:50 p.m. and a public Celebration of Life will begin at 4 p.m..

The service will honor Smith’s love of family, friends and his commitment to public service.

The former governor will lie in state from 4:40 to 7 p.m. at the Hulett C. Smith Theatre in Tamarack and the family will greet the public.

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On Friday, former Governor Smith will lie in state in the theatre at Tamarack from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., after which the theater will be closed to the public.

At 1:30 p.m. the Governor’s motorcade will depart Tamarack, following Dry Hill Road and Harper Road to Neville Street.

At the intersection of Robert C. Byrd Drive and Neville Street, the motorcade will turn right on Third Avenue and then bear right on Second Street. The procession will then proceed to Five Corners and turn right on South Fayette Street.

From South Fayette Street the procession will turn left on F street and then left on South Kanawha Street to the Beckley Presbyterian Church.

Rev. John McKinnon will lead the procession into the church followed by invited dignitaries; the Masonic Lodge; the casket, draped with the Governor’s personal flags; and the Smith family for a public funeral service at Beckley Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m.

Following the service, a public outdoor burial service will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park. Military rites will be conducted by the Navy Operation Support Center followed by Masonic burial rites by the Beckley Masonic Lodge. That will conclude the public ceremonies for former Governor Hulett C. Smith.

The family will proceed into the Smith-Tieche Family Mausoleum for private entombment.

 

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