Michael John Smith, age 68, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Mr. Smith, born in Kirkland, WA, the son of the late Michael and Jeannie Smith, he grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where he graduated from Ribault High School in 1966. He attended the University of Miami and then served honorably in the U.S. Marine Reserve. Mr. Smith retired after 30 years as the automobile service advisor at Mike Davidson Ford in Jacksonville.
He is preceded in death by his sister Jennie Lightsey. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years Margie T. Smith, his daughter Heather (Shane) Burris of Kingsland, Ga., his Brothers- in-law, Billy Rogers, Arthur Torley, three grandsons, Dylan, Brady and Layton Burris, three nieces, Donna LasDulce, Rene Rawlings and Jenifer Whitter.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard.