John M. Smith, Jr.
Norfolk – John “Marshall” Smith, Jr., 56, of Kingston Ave. passed away Jan. 1, 2009. Born in Virginia, Marshall was the son of John and Vera Smith. Marshall was a 1992 graduate of Old Dominion University and a longtime employee of National Brochure Distributors.
Marshall, a free spirit, loved to travel but waited until his thirties before obtaining a driver’s license. In his twenties, bicycling took him to both work and the west coast. A love for the outdoors kept him returning to the mountains, canyons, rivers, bays, and estuaries where he felt most at home. These adventures were the inspiration for the wonderful paintings and photographs for which he was known.
He is survived by his sisters, Robin Pagley and Patricia Fuller; and brothers, Walter, Jeffrey, and Karl Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will have a remembrance gathering in the spring for friends and family, followed by a private memorial in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Condolences may be shared with family at altmeyer.com.