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SMITH, Mark Kelly, 61, of Richmond, died May 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, John Francis Smith Jr. Survivors include his loving wife, Julie Townsend Smith; son, Ian Mark Smith and his fiancee, Jessica Watahovich, of Denver, Colo.; mother, Erma Lester Smith of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Patti Smith Harrington and her husband, Bob, of Greensboro; nieces, Kathleen Francis Harrington of Greensboro and Jessica Harrington Manning, her husband Zach and their children, Ella, Lilly and Zoey Manning, all of Lewisville, N.C. Mark was the first baby born in Cone Hospital in Greensboro on April 1, 1953. He graduated from Grimsley High School, attended Lees McRae College and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. After several years in the graphic design business, he started Mark Smith Design. Mark then partnered with Michelle Davis and Susan Quinn to create Circle S Studio. Mark was a gifted artist, fierce competitor and enjoyed many outdoor sports. In recent years, Mark focused his passion on high performance driving of his Porsche. He was a true gentleman with honor and integrity. His competitive spirit drove him to beat us all to Heaven. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Richmond S.P.C.A., Maymont Foundation to support their Nature Center or ChildFund International. Online condolences to

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