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Martin "Marty" Earl Smith, Jr.

February 17, 1970 — March 2, 2024

Martin Earl Smith, Jr., 54, of Tappahannock, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was born to his parents, Martin E. Smith Sr., and Theresa Kay Smith at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida on February 17, 1970.
After his father left military service, the family moved back to Virginia. Marty, as he was known, attended King George County school from K through 12. He attended Rappahannock Community College where he earned an Associates Degree.
During his senior year, he won the Virginia State Robotics competition, and went to the Nationals where he placed 8th.
 Marty continued to sharpen his computer skills with his bank (Primis) where he worked for nearly 25 years. He was assistant vice president in Information Technology holding positions in main frame operations, network administration, and most recently in IT security. He held a CISSP certification for cyber security as well.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vance and Ruth Huss, and Fred and Lula Smith.

Marty bought a home in Tappahannock that he shared with his partner, Patricia Bartel and her children, McKenzie Bartel and her twin sons, Alexander and Dominik Jackson. In addition to his parents, Marty is survived by his brother, Jeffrey Bryan Smith; his aunt, Judy Berry; uncles, Fred H. Smith, Clifton Lee Smith, Franklin Buddy Huss, Roger Huss, Tommy Huss, Scotty Huss; special friends, Keith Breunsbach, Big Larry Arnold, and Melvin Adams; along with many, long-time bank friends, whose friendship he cherished.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks- Bristow Chapel, Tappahannock.

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