Rev. Marcus Herbert Smith


Rev. Marcus Herbert Smith, a longtime resident of Fairhope, died Sept. 18, 2022, following a sudden massive stroke. He was born on January 12, 1930, in Ozark, Alabama to Dr. Gordon Roysce Smith and Mary Lucile Brown. He attended the public schools of Ozark. He played high school football and ran track. He was President of the Senior class in high school. He attended and graduated from Emory University BA in 1952 with a major in history. He received his Master of Divinity in 1955 from the Candler School of Theology. He was an Eagle Scout, member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Emory Varsity track team. He served United Methodist churches in Ozark (Westview Heights), Centreville, Michigan Avenue in Mobile, Wetumpka, Marion, Gadsden Street in Pensacola, Eufaula First, Monroeville, Fairhope, St. Mark in Mobile, Whitfield in Montgomery. He retired in 1992 but helped out as a retired minister at Spanish Fort United Methodist church. He was also a board member of Prodisee Pantry. He was an accomplished artist and painted a lot in retirement.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Vann Byrd Snell Smith. Two children; Marcus Herbert Smith, Jr. (Anne) of Knoxville, TN, and Kathryn Smith Terry (John) of Plano, TX. Five grandchildren; Dr. Meggie Smith, Dr. Allison Smith Lawson (Scott), Dr. Harrison Smith, Kaitlin Terry Canver (Matthew), Chandler Grace Terry (Brennon) and one great grandson, William Scott Lawson.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Fairhope United Methodist Church on Oct. 27 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Fairhope United Methodist Church or Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

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