Paul Joseph “Noodles” Smolich Jr., 62, of Plainview, Virginia, away at home on Dec. 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Noodles was the owner and operator of Noodles Junk Yard for many years. He was a man who lived his life loving both Jesus and his family exceptionally well. Noodles was endlessly generous, kindhearted and hardworking, never shying away from whatever it took to get the job done. He battled cancer courageously for over a year, but he fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith.
Noodles was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Diane Smolich and Ike and Evelyn Addington, and his beloved grandfather, Herbert L. Dixon. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Laura; his children, Sheena, P.J. (Chrissy), Michael, Michelle (Eddie), Brittany and Shane; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Debbie (Tom), Rhonda (Franklin), and Keith (Donna); several nieces and nephews that loved him dearly; and countless devoted friends that stuck by his side through thick and thin.
The funeral home will be open from 12-5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 if anyone would like to stop by and sign the register book. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 18 at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, Va. 23181, with burial following in Shackelfords Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shacklefords, Va. Please observe all necessary COVID-19 precautions and be aware that seating will be limited. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.