Sunday, July 14, 2013

Murray Smith, Sr. Father of Jake, Passes!

Sad news to report from the Baltimore section of the Beltway.  Murray B. Smith, Sr. the father of Maryland and DC Boxing Hall of Famer Jake Smith, passed away on Friday, July 12 after a long battle with cancer.  He was 72.

To say that Mr. Smith was simply a supporter of his son's boxing exploits is like saying water is simply wet.  You knew Mr. Smith was in the building as he was a vocal and very friendly supporter of his son's boxing career from boxer to trainer to promoter.  Mr. Smith was a very, very nice man who also supported many athletic exploits throughout the Arbutus area of Baltimore County.  He will definitely be missed.  My deepest condolences to Jake and his family.

The viewings for Mr. Smith will be on Wednesday, July 17 from 3-5 and from 7-9 at Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus.  

The funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 18 at St. Augustine Church located at 5990 Old Washington Road in Elkridge, MD beginning at 11 AM.  The repast will follow the service at Gianni's Italian Bistro, 3720 Washington Boulevard, Halethorpe, MD.


Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Jake.I am praying for peace in your family's hearts.


Henry said...

I am very sorry to hear about this Jake. I will be praying for you.

2Small Boxing said...

My prayers are with you Jake and your family doing this tough time.

Anonymous said...


May your Dad Rest In Peace.

Fight Doctor (J. Spears)

Larry Heffernan said...

see you on the other side champ larry heffernan

Number 48 said...

Man it just aint the same who can i talk to about the good old days, and the way you told those stories, they gotta make a movie.