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Mark Matthew Smith

July 1, 2022

Mark Matthew Smith, 64, of Lynchburg passed away peacefully on July 1, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Mark proudly served his country in the U. S. Army for 4 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. Mark was a self-employed distributor partnering with Flowers Baking Company for 30 years. He enjoyed traveling and living life to the fullest. His family meant the most to him.

Mark is survived by his wife, Sally Bowman, son Jeremy Smith, daughter Melanie Payne and husband Ryan, son Brendan Smith and fiance Kayla, sister Suzzann Olocki, stepdaughter Autumn Rose and stepson Zachary Catlett. He is also survived by grandchildren Sterling Smith, Season Rose and Seanna Rose. Mark leaves cherished friends Chris Cott, Kenny Green and foster brother Gary Wolcott. He was predeceased by his parents and 6 siblings.

Mark was deeply appreciative of and fondly remembered his foster families: the Stockbergers, the Wolcotts and the Hittles.A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at Tharp Funeral Home on Sunday, July 10th at 1:30 PM.  If you cannot attend, please join our online celebration.

In lieu of flowers please send any contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Condolences & Tributes

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Gary, Sally & Family, My sincere condolences and sympathy; very sorry for your loss. Mark will always be in your hearts and memory. Mark will be missed, remember the good fun times, laughter and your adventures. God bless you,

Posted by Lera Brown & Family on July 10, 2022

My deepest condolence to the Family and friends. Sally you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Donna Sue Puckette-Lawhorn on July 7, 2022

Mark, I am so glad to say that in this life, I knew you. My heart goes out to your family. You certainly made a great one for yourself. You will be missed. Until we meet again. Love and comfort to your family.

Posted by Jodi Hittle on July 7, 2022

Thinking of you Sally and the family at this difficult time and praying for comfort and peace for all of you. Mark was a kind wonderful man and touched the hearts of folks everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed by many! We only got to share time with him once, but we will always remember him and the fun that we all had. All of the folks whose lives he touched will always have such wonderful memories shared with him. We will all hold those dear to our hearts. So thankful for memories. We will keep all of you in our prayers and thoughts.

Posted by Kathy & Ron Hegedic on July 6, 2022

We shared so many great times and I will always cherish our memories of all our adventures together. I wasn't done with you my brother forever, I will miss you more than I can say in words. We have some great stories. You will never fade from memory. I love you and for sharing your awesome family and life with me. You make my eyes leak, but bring smiles too- every time one of the songs from all our concerts together comes on. Damn, I was really looking forward to our trip next month...

Posted by chris cott on July 5, 2022

Sally girl lost is not a concept I get🤷‍♀️ However your love and Mark’s kindness will always shine 🌕🌝🌞

Posted by Suzzann on July 5, 2022

Sally and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are on my heart, thoughts and prayers. I am here always for you and the kids. Love you so much.

Posted by Debbie Shortt on July 5, 2022

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