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Michael Eugene Smith, Jr.

April 18, 1979 — December 21, 2023

Mount Airy

Michael Eugene Smith, Jr. was born on April 18, 1979, in Frederick, Maryland to proud parents Michael Eugene Smith, Sr. and Debbie Perry Smith. He brought joy and laughter into their lives from the very beginning, with a smile that could light up a room. Michael possessed a great sense of humor, as well as exceptional intelligence and a heart full of kindness. His vibrant personality made him the life of the party and a beloved friend to many.

Graduating from Linganore High School in 1997, Michael was driven to succeed from an early age. He went on to pursue a career as a Project Manager for Miller and Long, where he dedicated 25 years of his life. His commitment and hard work were evident in everything he did, earning him the respect and admiration of colleagues.

Outside of work, Michael had a passion for sports. He loved nothing more than watching football games with his family and cheering on his favorite teams the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards, and the Maryland Terps. Sports brought out his competitive side, but also provided an opportunity for family bonding. He would often reminisce about playing sports in the backyard with his cousins during his younger years.

In addition to sports, Michael had a love for country music, particularly the music of Morgan Wallen. The melodies resonated with him deeply and provided solace during both good times and bad.

One of Michael's proudest accomplishments was being a loving father to his three children - Jordyn, Devyn, and Griff. He cherished every moment spent watching them grow and participating in their lives. Whether it was attending their sporting events or simply being there to provide guidance and support, he was an unwavering presence in their lives.

Michael also took immense pride in his 1989 Ford Mustang. It was a symbol of his love for classic cars and served as a reminder of the joy and freedom he found behind the wheel.

On December 21, 2023, Michael Eugene Smith, Jr. unexpectedly passed away in Frederick, Maryland, surrounded by his loving family,  the same town where his journey began. His sudden departure has left a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

We invite friends and family to join us in celebrating Michael's life at Stauffer Funeral Home-Mt. Airy located at 8 E Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy, MD, 21771. The visitation will be held on December 29, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00am at the same location.

Michael leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. He is survived by his parents Michael Eugene Smith, Sr. and Debbie Perry Smith, his children Jordyn, Devyn, and Griff, his wife Jessie Smith, and his brother Jason Smith with whom he had a special bond, they always had each other's back. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, special cousins, his beloved dog, Chubbs and cherished friends who were part of his extended family.

In honoring Michael's memory, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives. We celebrate the moments shared together—those lazy evenings spent watching football games, enjoying beach vacations as a family or riding the "mule" through the woods at his property. The laughter he shared will forever echo in our hearts.

Michael Eugene Smith Jr.'s passing has left an irreplaceable void in our lives but let us find solace in knowing that he is now watching over us from above. May his spirit forever guide us through life's journey and may we carry forward his legacy of love and happiness.

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Friday, December 29, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Mt. Airy

8 E Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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Celebration of Life

Friday, December 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Mt. Airy

8 E Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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