OBITUARY

Mark Alan Smith

March 19, 1960April 7, 2021
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Mark Alan Smith, 61 years of age passed away on April 7, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1960 in New Albany to Charles and Mary Jo Smith. Mark was a 1978 graduate from New Albany High School, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years in the Indiana Army National Guard and was a 40 year employee with Raque Food Systems. He was a member of American Legion Post 332 in Milltown, Vice Precinct Committeeman of Whiskey Run Township, President of New Albany Officers Club, and lifetime member of National Guard Association of Indiana. Mark enjoyed working on his dad’s old truck, riding on the train, canning salsa, loved his wife and was proud of his children. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Smith, and sister, Kathy Farnsley.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna Abbott Smith; children, Katy Smith, Chase Smith; mother, Mary Jo Smith.

Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday April 14, 2021 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana 47150. His funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial and military honors at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana. The family requests expressions of sympathy to WHAS Crusade for Children.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Garry and Barbara Hobson

April 14, 2021

We are saddened to hear the news about Mark. He was a devoted husband, proud father and loyal patriot. Garry was proud to have him serve as a commander of his company unit. We know he will be missed.

Art Courtney

April 14, 2021

In loving memory of our dear friend and brother in arms,
Art & Marji Courtney

JERRY BARNES

April 14, 2021

Mark was a frequent conspirator / collaborator as I started my career at Raque in 1990. He was tough to get to know at first, but that happened real quick when Mark and Donna and Ray and Beth and Pam and I loaded up the kids in that fleet of Lincoln Town Cars and head for Jackson OH. Kids played in the pool while the guys worked at the plant. Good memories.

Mark is part of that great quilted Raque fabric, which is still family. He will be sorely missed.

God Bless, Jerry & Pam

Charles Wallace

April 14, 2021

One of the best friend and Officer I ever had or served with. I will dearly miss him.

Patti LaHue

April 13, 2021

Mark and Donna have been our next door neighbors for the last 15 years and I can honestly say you couldn't ask for better neighbors. Mark was always willing to lend a hand whenever we needed his help. He will be sorely missed.

Scott Howell

April 11, 2021

Wow! So sad to hear that Mark is gone! We grew up together as neighbors, rode bikes together played chicken on our bikes which ended in stitches in my leg🤣 Mary Jo took me home so Moma Dixie could take me to the doc for the stitches. MArk and I didn't see what the big deal was all about. I just wanted a bandaid 🤣 we also took gun powder from his dads live amo from National Guard and made a bomb🤣 we didn't get caught! Rest in Peace my friend.
My deepest condolences to Mary Jo and Mark's Dear wife and children.

Delores & Howard Gettelfinger

April 11, 2021

Dear Mary Jo.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loving son. May Our Heavenly Father hold you in the palm of his hand, particularly during this difficult time. Love and prayers.
Delores & Howard

Dennis Smallwood

April 9, 2021

I went to high school with Mark, same graduating class of 1978, and I'm very sorry to hear that he has passed away. Thinking of you in your current sorrow, but in time I hope that the family can be grateful for the years that you all had together.

James Eckerty

April 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I served with Mark and have many great memories of serving with him. He was a great leader that cared for his soldiers. He will be missed by so many.

Dennis Hammer

April 8, 2021

It was a pleasure to have known Mark and to have served with him at HHD-MDI at Stout Filed and Camp Grayling. I remember him as a very bright and eager young troop who was dedicated to the National Guard. Rest well soldier, you've earned it.

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Biography

Mark Alan Smith, 61 years of age passed away on April 7, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1960 in New Albany to Charles and Mary Jo Smith. Mark was a 1978 graduate from New Albany High School, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years in the Indiana Army National Guard and was a 40 year employee with Raque Food Systems. He was a member of American Legion Post 332 in Milltown, Vice Precinct Committeeman of Whiskey Run Township, President of New Albany Officers Club, and lifetime member of National Guard Association of Indiana. Mark enjoyed working on his dad’s old truck, riding on the train, canning salsa, loved his wife and was proud of his children. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Smith, and sister, Kathy Farnsley.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Donna Abbott Smith; children, Katy Smith, Chase Smith; mother, Mary Jo Smith.

Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana 47150. His funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial and military honors at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to WHAS Crusade for Children.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com