Michael S Smith
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Michael S. Smith, 70, passed away January 28, 2022. He was born in September 1951 in St. Louis, Mo. He lived in Richmond many years before moving to Jacksonville, Fl. in 2007.
Mike graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor's in Business and from Old Dominion University with a Master's in Business Administration. He moved to Richmond in 1976 and worked for over 25 years for 7-Eleven Inc as a store manager, market analyst and regional store auditor. Michael's passion in life was music. From an early age he played clarinet in school and in Richmond, where he was a member of the Richmond Concert Band. He sang in the choir at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church, and also in groups in Williamsburg, Va. He especially enjoyed puns, wordplay and Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman "What, me worry?" character. He treasured Metropolitan Opera productions, was a devoted disciple of Gilbert & Sullivan, and deeply loved Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions. He possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of all thing's opera and classical music.
Mike is survived by his two sisters and their families, and numerous cousins and their families. A graveside service will be held at Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, Va. on March 18, at 1 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be left at www.quinn-shalz.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Bach Choir of Bethlehem or The College of William & Mary Alumni Band Organization. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.