Community Funeral Home directing Read More, Charlie Lee Marshall, 84, of Lynchburg, transitioned on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Jul 17 Peter Gariepy changed the title to Mark Smith NO RESERVE Auction - Lynchburg, VA - Oct 19 - 250+ cars; 63RedBrier. It will see what you have go to who you want it to who will appreciate it . All New York ownership documents prior to 1973 are non-title or "Registration Stubs". There is a trailer parked there now from the Saratoga automobile museum. She was the daughter of the late Albert Garnett Kidd and the late Nettie Gollehon Kidd. Marks White Steamer is that car: loaned to the Theodore Roosevelt White House in 1907, the car served Teddy and William Howard Taft during both administrations. We burned leaves with a magnifying glass. 2017-2023 Tribute Archive. He was predeceased by : his parents, Richard Edward Smith . I think they made a mistake scheduling this AFTER Hershey, a lot of people would bid higher for parts and memorabilia thinking of flipping it at that meet. I plan to be there, the car I really wanted was gifted to the Revs Institute. Suggested donation : St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Funeral arrangement under the care ofTharp Funeral Home & Crematory. Contact Us - DO NOT EMAIL CAR QUESTIONS. Heard a few stories over the years, and recognized his name immediately. I never made the call and certainly regret that. Yes, it will cost some $ to get it sorted correctly and legally. Authorize the publication of the original written obituary with the accompanying photo. A private service at Quantico National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Sign up for a new account in our community. Described as a 1945 Ford Willys Jeep, this flat-fendered military implement promises minimal comfort and maximum capability. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. She was a graduate of Virginia Seminary . He certainly had vast knowledge of and a sophisticated eye for great pre-war cars. Recommend Mark's obituary to your friends. To me there is no such thing as an expert - we are always learning. Read through the obituaries published today in Lynchburg News and Advance. Tour of the Mark J. Smith Automobile Collection. RIP Mr. Smith. Theirs was a unique, fabulous love affair. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Read More, Patricia Francis, 83, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023. The other encounter was in his Chocolate Field site, discussing how proportions determine the relative aesthetic appeal of Classic Era cars. I wish Barn Finds could do a write up on almost all those cars! 2017-2023 Tribute Archive. A funeral Read More, Sharon Jane Sutton "Shari" Willis, 75, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on December 20, 2022. Mark graduated from Liberty High School then went to Virginia Tech where he graduated with a bachelor's in finance. He was the loving husband of Virginia Rose Collier for 59 years. Bid to win this specimen for the most fun youll have (with your clothes on) in something with less than 150 HP. He sure had a keen eye for great cars and automobilia. Copyright 2023, Antique Automobile Club of America. View local obituaries in City Of Lynchburg, Virginia. Obituary. What a coincidence. He is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, and friends. I had visited him in the hospital and I am only thankful he is not suffering anymore. The basement was stuffed with Model As and Ts. There must be twenty thousand pieces of stuff all together. I plan to attend! March is murder mystery month in Franklin County; more things to do, History in black and white worth remembering, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Interesting, just had a similar discussion with a friend. I am absolutely thrilled to know who got them as the man is an enthusiast and USES, DRIVES his cars. Thank you for your post. A friend is one who benefited from being left a number of cars by Mark as noted in his will. Mark was both a roofer and landscaper. Feb 19, 1953 - Mar 1, 2022 Mark Joseph Smith, 69, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at The University of Maryland Capital Regional Health, Largo, MD. There is a planned use for them which will honor Mark but I do not know if I am at liberty to divulge. He was a Lynchburg native, the son of the late Radford Spencer Smith, Jr. and Edna Stephens Smith. Mark had a "great eye" for pre war cars , as well as automobilia, as well as amazing collections of both. If I remember well he said it was really a coincidence and big surprize to him finding a rare Loco in this way. My condolences to his family and close friends. I was 16 years old when my grandfather got me involved in our first questionable ownership shenanigans and I have seen the angles. Not necessarily fun to do but the right thing to do. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sometimes cantankerous, sometimes drunk and sometimes the nicest guy you could ever want to meet, Mark was always one of the Old Car Hobby's great characters. Copyright 2023 Echovita Inc. All rights reserved. Mark and his wife Laura would have been married 40 years in May. Under the direction of John Sanders and Cindy Booker, another group arrived in Lynchburg on Friday and had lunch at . Wish I had taken some photos. Read More, Hazel Irene Taylor, 94, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 23, 2023. He was born on October 18, 1925, in Gladys, a son of the late Francis Calvin Woodall Read More, Sally Evans Hayes, 84, died peacefully at her home in Haymarket, Va., on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, having suffered multiple strokes in the prior 7 months. At Marks invitation, this group toured the remainder of his Main Street museum location and viewed the cars housed therein: White Steamer, 1953 Mercury Indy pace car, 1907 (?) Those are the cars to be very careful about spending money on. Wow! We miss you in so many ways but I know you were loved and will always be. Bob. William Alan Smith, Jr., 82, of Lynchburg passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023. . As of now the Alphabet Ford Collection will not go up for auction I am told. I'm not too crazy about bidder fees either, but considering the auction company involved, not surprised. Here he was in his element. Mark Smith. In regards to how I saw cars it changed my life and I will forever be grateful to him. Just a thought. Winfred Lee "Smitty" Smith Jr., 79, departed this life peacefully on April 7, 2021 in Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. If any of us have specific ideas on what they want to happen to their cars then of course you need to make it clear. His surviving distant relatives whom he likely had not even seen in years had not a clue as to what he had or what it was and he had withdrawn considerably from regular people as many of us nuts tend to do His neighbors had pretty well pestered him to his end ,,,,Wanting him to join them in offering their properties up for a shopping mall or some other development I missed the deal of a century the distant kin were so pleased when they slickered a guy into giving them 50,000 for all that old junk He then in turn found a group of Drs to give him a 100,000 for 8 or the best cars ( I later saw one of those cars at an auctions fetch 98,000)and then the auction began get that junk off that VALUABLE real estate 2 auctioneers started at 10 that morning and I bought the last lot at 10 of 8 that night Having bought many automobiles ,buildings full of stuff as lots ,piles as lots and so on ,took 5 weeks two of us spending 12 or more hours a day 7 days a week loading trucks and bring em home get another and go Much of it still in the trucks I hauled it home on I suppose that is one of the signs you have a problem is when you bring goodies home and just leave it in the trucks for storage and then just go buy more trucks for the next go round Some say the difference between the men and boys is the size of their toys So that would transfer over to the difference a car nut has a garage full of stuff and REAL NUT buys it by the acre at a time In my case I have over an acre of building and ya just keep stacking higher She will be Read More, Hazel East Rigney, 79, of Rustburg, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at her residence. Just the signage brought huge money. His collection was extensive including every model of Model A's and the Ford alphabet collection. If you ever needed to know the history of a significant car, Mark could rattle it off without even thinking about it-and chances are he either owned it or was somehow involved with it. Shirley was also preceded in death by siblings, Clayton Maddox, Celmer Morgan Read More, Martha "Cathy" Kathleen Hudnall, 76, of Madison Heights, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023, at her residence. I notice the absence of the regular commentors they too might be in a contemplative dither after reading the AACA story that so quickly turned to the what to do when you are no more discussion We are sad to announce that on October 2, 2021 we had to say goodbye to Gary Fred Smith (Lynchburg, Virginia). It can be a hassle for one of these cars that predate a title. The buyers premiums are pretty much every auction these days. Go ask for one at your local Cremation Society or Funeral Home. A beautiful early (64?) To send condolences Read More, Jimmie Dale Worley, 70, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023. A large percentage are not. I'm thankful I had a chance to visit with him at his tent during the week and get a few more good stories out of him. Mark was both a roofer and landscaper. Posted July 17, 2022. "Rock Star"? Powered by Invision Community. My brother went to meet Mark at a Bugatti rally up in Saratoga a few years ago and said when he got there the poor guy was covered in grease. Plant a tree in memory of Mark An environmentally friendly option. man. LA 71203. Talking to him and visiting his collections inspired me to pursue cars in a very different way than I had before. You can bid over the internet too but check out the catalogues on the website when they are up. I wonder how many potential bidders will pass due to the above? A candle was posted for Mark Edward Smith. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thanks. An amazing assemblage, by a true aficionado of original pre-war cars. He adored and was comforted by the presence of Cash, his new grand puppy, in the days leading up to his passing. I got a chance to see these about 7 to 9 weeks ago. Losing good friends is always difficult. Would also like to share that if you have any of your belongings in storage with a friend or whatever, make sure their affairs are up to date. I think possibly his thrill was not only being able to get a car but the "chase" to do so and then the ability to bask in the glow that he owned it. Inrecentyears I found that the National Cremation Society and Funeral Homes had adopted asimilar"Personal Planning Guide"booklet on better glossy paper and itis free. Build, or fund a museum, but with a driving course included and allow folks to drive these grand collector cars! February 24, 2023 (80 years old) View obituary. Born in the Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, on October 14, 1930, Bill was the son of Ella Wyatt McKinnon Massie and Robert Withers Massie Jr. OBITUARY Dr. Mark Wesley Foreman December 18, 1954 - June 17, 2022. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family Read More, William Alan Smith, Jr., 82, of Lynchburg passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023. When one has acquired an auto collection valued at over a million and other odds and ends of even more value ,sitting on real estate worth over a million and having dedicated so much life to said collecting that they have no spouse and no children no close heirsother than the collection their does come a time when one should start devising a plan 53, of New Kent, Va. went to be with the Lord on Friday . Patricia was a devoted homemaker and attended Thomas Read More, Ethel E. Goins departed this life on February 26, 2023. He was born on April 9, 1949, in Clyde, New York to the late Martin J. Hildenberger Jr. and Eileen Lyle Hildenberger. We only had a few conversations, but he was a true gentleman of the old school. He was the loving husband of Linda Audrey Jones Smith for 51 years. He had some amazing automobiles. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend..and I'm very disappointed. Born in Roanoke, on April 24, 1952, he was the son of Hilda Worley Ward of Hurt and the late Rev. We never changed but they did. Members; 343 Location: Retired in King William Virginia Other Clubs: AACA Lifetime, CCCA, H. H. Franklin Club, CORSA, Northern VA & Central VA Corvair Clubs He was a 1967 graduate Read More, Tammy Kidd Kincaid, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday February 19, 2023, while on vacation in St. John. Bob. Powered by Invision Community, Mark Smith NO RESERVE Auction - Lynchburg, VA - Oct 19 - 250+ cars. It would seem to me very remote that the collection stays together. He was born on October 25, 1943, in Newport News, Va., to the late Wil That said, all my dealings with him were fun and easy. I know Mark had a reputation for being a shrewd horse trader but to a couple of modest, younger collectors with interest he showed an absolute humbling amount of magnanimity and always went out of his way to make us feel welcome in his circles. A friend just built a new shop, hes agreed to put it in his shop and I can use anytime. While our visit was advertized as a British car tour, after about 40 minutes Mark opened the remainder of this building. Lynchburg is less than 2 hours from me. red MGB carried a white factory fiberglass hardtopa color combination that is near and dear to my own heart. Frank Smith of Lynchburg, Va., passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019. View obituary. Mark suffered a stroke on the field but it was later discovered that the cause was his cancer returning. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. Our own Ed Minnie talked me out of buying the Locomobile, by the way. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Well, interesting, never thought of it that way! Make sure that any agreement is in writing (including a simple email communication) and clear. Even the facility itself was over-the-top, with a story around every corner. January 13, 2023 Bob, Yes I do, photo copy of the auction page and who bought what is noted, will try to get that out and type up a listing to share but it may take a while. I won't go into the personal details of Mark's life but I do not see a way that the collection will not be dispersed based upon what I know. I believe my comment was, He was a Rock Star of the antique car world. Soon after I passed on the car, Mark was towing a trailer through Winchester and broke down in front of my friends house. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. Read More, Charles Everette Sanders Jr., 75, of Lynchburg, Va., originally from Fredericksburg, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Put in writing with an attorney exactly how you want your estate to be administered after you are no longer here. Among the British category were two black MGA Mk2 Deluxes and one (black) MGA twin cam: one of the Deluxes was topped with a VDP alloy hardtop. March 25, 1963 - January 13, 2023 03/25/1963 01/13/2023. There was an in depth article about the Byrd auction with photos of each car sold and prices real;ized in the CCCA publication a couple years ago. Guaranteed, any high end show you went to, he would be there with something cool, with a good chance youve never seen it before. If the fee to register at this or any auction was applied to a winning bidders costs, it would be a much more accepted arrangement. Annie was the last of 10 children and was a loving homemaker Read More, Diane Simonton Vest, 62, of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Mark Edwin Wright, 58, of McLean, VA, passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2021, at his residence. It's easy! I do find it a bit irritating that apparently it is impossible to find out what vehicles will actually be sold and when. Last Updated James was a farmer for most of his career and retired from John Albert Farming Read More, Wilson Charley Reaves transitioned from this Earthly life on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Mark Edward Smith, 59, of Rustburg, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at his residence.


Born in Lynchburg on March 25, 1963, he was a son of the late Richard Edward Smith, Jr. and Barbara Ann Dill Smith. Starting point was my asking for details of his 1924 Loco 48 chassis for sale in the HCCA, and soon I learned he also owned five complete Locomobiles, after having sold several in the past! This 1942 Buick Super looks like a factory low-rider. I was just getting ready to leave to preview the Smith auction items. I had visited him in the hospital and I am only thankful he is not suffering anymore. The importance of saying "I love you" during COVID-19, Effective ways of dealing with the grieving process, Solutions to show your sympathy safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. March 24, 2014 Lynchburg, Tennessee Set a Reminder for the Anniversary of Mark's Passing. In response to a specific request, he invited a small number of Club members to view his 1907 Model G White Steamer. Before we dive into some highlights, take a virtual detour and review this thread at AACA where friends and acquaintances share stories about Mr. Smiths love for cars, trucks, and related items, and some personal snapshots of his knowledge and helpful nature. Lived In Burke VA, Lynchburg VA, Phenix VA, Alexandria VA. Related To Jackson Walton, Michie Walton, Crushunda Walton, James Walton, Cushundra Walton. Too many important original cars to mention. Julia Ann Smith Bishop "Judy", 76, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023, at her residence. Come October 19-21, 2022 the Hill City of Lynchburg, Virginia hosts the Mark Smith Estate Auction, where myriad belongings of the late auto enthusiast go to the highest bidder. Hopefully theres someone in his family that will continue to cherish his collection for another generation. With all lots at No Reserve, you know someone will find a bargain or two. Of course, Steve is correct, I dont see a path that keeps these cars together unless someone with really deep pockets steps in and acquires them all. Also known as Mara Walton, Mark B Walton, Marc Smith. Lets put this beauty back into the water before your local restaurant buys it for a salad bar. Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. I have devised a bit of a plan and long wondered how I might share that idea with other enthusiasts for feed back,advice and comment and this might perhaps be a proper forum as such is at the forefront of several minds having read these articles. (59 years old). Connect with your classmates to honor alumni and teachers. I wasn't aware of him but sounds like a good guy. The preservation, sharing etc is what makes us all happy and is why we have what we have. For example, following the 1959 Sebring 12 hour race, a factory raced bugeye Sprite and an MGA twin cam were both driven across the US and displayed/raced privately in California. Mary J. Smith, 79, of Lynchburg, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Friendship Manor Health & Rehab in Roanoke. Sally was born in Lynchburg, Va., on Read More, Ms. Earlie L. Herndon of Lynchburg departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at her residence. , in the Miami paper. My opinion is that most people who think they will be able to get something upon your demise do not share your passion or appreciation for what you have gathered in your life time of collecting. Approximately 30 members of the SVBCC toured Mark J. Smith' s Lynchburg automobile collection on Saturday, February 27th. She was born in Lynchburg, on May 20, 1952, to the late Earnest G. McCoy and Catherine Ersell Stratton McCoy. I am experienced enough not to let it bother me. So much to unpack here ! Tributes have been paid to "old school gentleman" Mark Smith after the Just Motor Group local business manager lost his battle with COVID-19. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503. Includes Address (12) Phone (12) Email (4) See Results. It's easy! Too many important original cars to mention. She Read More, Douglas Luther Vincent, 64, of Lynchburg, VA, died Tuesday, February 21, 2023. I look back Mark and see that so much time passed and I knew this last year we had one more chance to become close again. I am very happy MS had what he had , but also glad to know that the cars will be going back to a wide variety of owners so we all can perhaps see them at a show , on display or the very best ( for me anyway) seeing them drive down the road with happy passengers. This streamlined post-war bruiser comes with a 32 foot horse trailer. A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mark Smith, 63, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Lea Joyner Memorial Methodist Church in Monroe, LA with Rev. Find the right funeral home to guide your family through end-of-life planning. Thirty years ago I wrote a booklet entitled "What To Do Now? They tend toward upper-end merchandise. In that time, he earned recognition 7 times as Presidents Club (the top 1 % of sales in the company) and Annual Achievers 2 times. Obituary. s name to Little Town Players, 931 Ashland Ave, Bedford VA, 24523 or Commerce Street Theater, 1022 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA . Cheers. I had a friend here in Winchester, he had an early Indian motorcycle with side car and an early 20s Locomobile town car. Regarding Ken Tillys comment about the man he knows There are varying attitudes One man I knows merely says Ive got it and you dont I consider a bit un-friendly .In my case when someone says why dont you restore these cars ? On the other hand, paying a fee just to attend is a strong turn-off for me. Copyright 2023, Antique Automobile Club of America. Mark had great taste in cars. He had a wonderful original 1927 Packard 343 disappearing-top convertible coupe by Murphy he showed in the HPOF Class. View Lynchburg obituaries on Legacy, the most timely and comprehensive collection of local obituaries for Lynchburg, Virginia, updated regularly throughout the day with submissions from newspapers, funeral homes, and direct from the community. I joined this forum purely to express loss and sympathy for the family. Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Wondering if and when they will be sold. Bob. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights. There is no photo or video of Mark Edward Smith.Be the first to share a memory to pay tribute. He had been busy running around fixing everyone else's cars that day! In the adjoining first floor area, we found several Ford Model Ts, a beautifully painted MG TD, other cars/ motorcycles (including one antique, Ducatti single), a few loose engines, and two wooden speedboats. If you know of an upcoming event for Mark Edward Smith, please add one. He was the loving husband of Virginia Rose Collier for 59 years. Service of comfort Read More, Josephine Wilson Jones, age 111, of Amherst, Virginia, faithful servant of God, devoted wife and mother, and loving grandmother departed this life on Friday, February 24, 2023. Write your message of sympathy today. If the Porsche tractor didnt get your blood pumping, how about this 1973 BMW 2002 tii? The British car collection is on the first floor of the warehouse and was open for members to ramble around and meander about. It also will help possibly to deflect the tax vultures that will descend and want more more more even though you have paid taxes your whole life. Life is short , I just gave up on people, clubs etc 4 years ago who felt they were superior beings, because they had titles they knew and saw all so could make the ultimate judgement and were always right. RIP. 150+ cars? I was close to the end of the road, but got steered back on to the path because of skilled doctors who knew how to do a "valve job".

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