SMITH, Nel­son Berke­ley,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION&WORLD -

83, of Rich­mond, Va., fell asleep in death

April 27, 2020. He is sur­vived by his wife, Roberta Sharon Wright of 30 years; one daugh­ter, El­iz­a­beth Smith Wheeler (Wayne); one sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth Smith Fultz; two grand­chil­dren, Michael and Ben Wheeler; two great­grand­chil­dren, Evan and Kate. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Dr. Wil­liam Ed­ward Smith and El­iz­a­beth Mor­ing Smith; and one brother, Wil­liam Ed­ward Smith Jr.

He grad­u­ated from Ran­dolph Ma­con Academy in Front Royal, Va., and Ran­dolph Ma­con Col­lege in Ash­land, Va.

Berk was an avid lover of his­tory and read­ing. He fre­quented the li­brary near where he lived and was an ac­tive mem­ber in his book club, and helped at times with food banks in the Rich­mond area.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion or Feed More of Rich­mond, Va. Funeral ar­range­ments by Cre­ma­tion So­ci­ety of Vir­ginia, a pri­vate ser­vice will be held at a later date.

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