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Date published: 4/20/2014

Martin Smith

Martin Smith, 76, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Southerland Place in Midlothian.

Mr. Smith loved his dogs, Mookie and Lady. He was an avid New York Giants and New York Yankees fan.

He enjoyed bowling and traveling throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. While living in Vermont, he maintained a large garden and received great satisfaction from the contributions of fresh produce that he gave to the local food bank.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Jeannette A. Metzler; daughter Sharon Belzile of Leesburg; son Carl Smith of Long Island, N.Y.; his former wife, Isabel Smith of Long Island; four grandchildren; siblings Neal Smith and Cornelia S. Cottingham, both of Rockingham, N.C., Claude Smith of Altas, Okla., and Ann S. Woody of Louisburg, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Jeannette's children and their families, Julie Lynn, Deb Shaw, Pennie DeGroot, Lori Mooney, Christie LeCroix, Mark Metzler and Ted Metzler.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Theodora Brewton Smith; his parents, Whiteford and Vada Smith; and siblings Carrie "Sis" Hodges, Whiteford H. Smith, Louise Hollingsworth, Richard Smith, Samuel Smith and Eula Beth Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Special thanks for the excellent care, compassion and love extended to Martin by the staff at Southerland Place during his three years of residence.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.