N.M. (Mickey) Smock, 84, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his home in Madison, after a brief Illness. Mr. Smock was born in Franklin, Kentucky on September 19, 1931 to the late Napoleon McElroy and Lois Mitchell Smock. He grew up in Mt. Vernon, Ky. and graduated from The University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He held a life- long obsession for his beloved Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Teams and was proud to say that during his four years as an undergraduate he never missed a home game.
After graduation he served in the United States Air Force fulfilling his University ROTC commitment. Mr. Smock spent over 40 years in the construction business, including 22 years with The Henry C. Beck Companies in Dallas and Atlanta. He held the position of V.P. of Construction Operations in Saudi Arabia for Beck Arabia from 1977 to 1980 and worked in management with Beck Companies (HCB Contractors and Pace Construction) until 1987. He completed his construction career in California, ending in San Francisco as Project Executive and Senior Project Manager for Morse Diesel, International. Mr. Smock is survived by his wife, Emmie Caldwell Smock of Madison; two daughters, Laura Smock Marx (Leo James) of Denver, Colorado and Sara Smock Martinez (Antonio Martinez) of Leon, Spain; a son, Douglas King Smock (Angela Harden) of Atlanta; a step daughter, Braden Young Marett of Athens; and stepson, Malcolm Dow Young, lll (Paula Lagos) of Athens. He was beloved “Diddy” to four grandchildren, Laura Virginia and John Paul Martinez, Conner Harden and Virginia Hadley Smock, and five step grandchildren, Malcolm, Henry and Emmie Marett, and Mac and Gabby Young.
A Memorial Service will be held at The Madison Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. on Wed. Feb. 17. There will be a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Smock’s name to The Madison Presbyterian Church, 382 So. Main St. Madison, GA 30650