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Martin "Mickey" Smith

Martin “Mickey” Smith, 50, passed away peacefully at his Raleigh home, Monday, April 13, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

“Mickey” as everyone knew him, was a charismatic, fun loving, smiling, hardworking energetic guy. Mickey worked in the NCSU area for the past 25 years in property management and maintenance and was a staple in the community. He was the owner of MDS Property Services. Mickey could fix anything and would do anything for anyone.

For those who knew Mickey they know what a fun loving, big hearted guy he was. Mickey loved to laugh, dance and have a good time. His energy and spirit were infectious. He loved his country music and classic rock n roll. He was a big NASCAR fan and was a season ticket holder for the Daytona 500. He loved his weekends of racing. Mickey loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and gardening. He could make anything grow beautifully and you could see that around his home. His love for fine food was impeccable. He loved watching the Food Network on Saturday mornings then making the same foods at home that evening.

Mickey’s greatest quality was he loved all animals. He currently had 2 dogs, Gizzy and Diesel, Pumpkin the cat, a bird and four chickens. He was involved for several years with the Min-Pin Society of North Carolina. He also worked for the SPCA of Scotland County in his youth. If there was an injured or stray animal to be found, he would find it and get it the help it needed. He was simply an angel on earth to the animals.

Mickey was born in Laurinburg, NC and attended Scotland County High School before settling in the Triangle Area.

He is survived by his best friend and partner in life, James Flynn. His sister Debbie Smith Ogilvie of Franklinton whom he loved dearly and stood by his side during his battle. His parents, Benny and Marguerite Smith of Laurinburg, a brother, Benjie Smith of Laurinburg, his nephew Shane Ogilvie of Blacksburg, VA and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thank you goes out to Catering Works for all of their help, love and support through this difficult time and to all his friends who supported him in this journey. Thank you as well to all the nurses, staff and Wake County Hospice for loving him so much.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” held for Mickey in Raleigh, NC on May 1, 2015.

We request memorial donations be given in Mickey's memory to the Humane Society of Scotland County, 1401 West Blvd., Laurinburg, NC 28352.