Timothy Eugene Smith

It is with profound sadness that we share the peaceful passing of Timothy Eugene Smith, treasured husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. Born on May 7, 1976, Tim left us too soon on June 26, 2024, at the age of 48. He will be greatly missed by his wife Meaghan (née Collins), son Lucas Paul (7), daughter Olivia Jane (5), parents Joseph Lynn and Patricia, sister Kelly Rossi (Anthony), niece Glynis, and nephew Aaron.

Loyal and brave, with an enthusiastic and determined personality, Tim will be long remembered for the significant impact he had on those around him. He was raised in Northern Virginia and was a proud member of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company in Loudoun County. As a firefighter, Tim demonstrated courage and dedication to serving his community and was awarded Rookie of the Year, which was among his proudest honors. His friendships from the fire department have endured over the years and the miles.

Tim was truly multi-faceted, with varied interests and passions. A sports enthusiast, he was a fervent and loud supporter of the Washington Capitals and often talked hockey with Lucas. Tim loved all things spicy, with wasabi-laden sushi topping his list of favorites, and relished introducing others to the pleasure of fiery foods. His backyard garden was his pride and joy, where he naturally enjoyed cultivating, and consuming, the hottest of peppers. Tim’s favorite recreational activities included boating and water skiing at his family’s house at High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC, riding his Harley, and playing Ghost with his dad. He also loved traveling to Ocean City, Hawaii, and his favorite destination, Cancun, where he vacationed yearly with extended family and created lasting memories with his children.

Tim cared deeply for animals and rescued his pups Roxy, Bo, and Lexi and later his stray kitten, Rosie. He was known in the neighborhood for keeping the local squirrels’ (One Eye, Butterball, and Barbara Bush) bellies full of peanuts. Passionate about the outdoors, Tim enjoyed camping, fire building, and honing his survival skills.

While Tim had many advanced technical certifications in the IT field, he was largely self-taught. He was employed as a Senior Systems Engineer with ePlus, Inc. for over 18 years and was an important contributor to the company’s success.

Tim left behind a legacy of loyalty, strength, and determination. He taught those around him to live life to the fullest. While his accomplishments included becoming one of the best high school high-jumpers in Virginia, his greatest and most lasting legacy and proudest achievement were his children and family. He delighted in Lucas and Olivia, and in being a work-from-home dad which allowed him a daily front-row seat to their childhood. Nothing pleased him more than escorting Olivia to her first father-daughter dance and he was the proudest parent when Lucas was awarded his jiu-jitsu gi. Tim was devoted to Meaghan, his beloved wife of ten years, who loved and cared for him faithfully in good times as well as bad.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations toward the “Educational Fund for Lucas and Olivia,” which can be found at Children Education Fund

Tim was a beacon of strength, kindness, and generosity, and his memory will continue to inspire us.

A visitation for Tim will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2024, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver, NC. The funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Denver, NC. Following the funeral service, a celebration of Tim’s life will be held at 2:00pm at Vesuvius Vineyards, Denver, NC.

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