Mark Steven Smolick , age 10, of Middlesboro, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on April 11, 2012, to Jonathan Smolick and Lisa Smolick. Mark was a 5th grader at Middlesboro Middle School where he wore #5 on the MMS Yellow Jacket football team.
Mark loved playing football and cherished the friendships with his fellow teammates. Mark had a special relationship with his “Poppop”, Tom Manis. From learning to ride a bike, playing catch football, or working on the house, time spent with “Poppop” was a favorite of his. He also enjoyed playing computer games with his sister, Genny. His dog, Bella, was a beloved companion.
Mark is preceded in death by his grandmother, Yvonne Smolick and step-grandfather, Dan Guard.
He is survived by his parents Jonathan Smolick and Lisa Smolick; his sister, Genevieve “Genny” Smolick; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Sharon Smolick; maternal grandparents, Tom and Debbie Manis; aunts, Salina Manis and Danielle Guard; and uncles, Wyatt Smolick and Spencer Smolick.
A private family service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel, Middlesboro, KY with Rev. David King presiding.
A public memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Middlesboro Schools Central Auditorium and Fine Arts Center in Middlesboro, KY.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Caden Lawson, Brayden Cloud, Isaiah Huff, Kolby Talley, Julian Knop, Joshua Sprouse, Cruze De Lauer, Abel Caldwell, Leland Caldwell, Ayden Smith, Brooklyn Huff, William Asher, Spencer Helton, Mitchell Capps, Bryson Taylor, Hunter Collingsworth, Christian Kyle, Julian Rodriguez, Aariz Ahmad, Todd Smith, Travis Heck and Jacob Spurlock.
Register book and online condolences are available at www.cawoodfh.com.
Cawood Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY, is in charge of all arrangements.