Eric Eugene Smith, 65, of Amissville, died on April 11, 2018 at home. He was born in Malone, New York on October 13, 1952, a son of Stanley Eugene Smith and Evelyn Balch. Mr. Smith was a simple man who was happy-go-lucky. In his early career, he worked as an insurance adjuster and later ran a horse boarding operation. He was passionate about caring for horses, owning and operating La Bella Luna Stable in Aldie, VA a horse boarding facility for 15 years. Two years ago, he and his wife moved to Amissville to retire and care for their horses. He was a devout Catholic.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mary Christine Smith, brothers and their wives; David and Linda Smith of Oneida, NY, Robert Smith and Maria of Wellsboro, PA and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Balch.
The family will receive friends on April 19, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave, Warrenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA with interment to follow at Little Georgetown Cemetery, Broad Run, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.
Our fine facility has ample parking, offers two chapels, family rooms, parlors, and an on-site crematory. Operated since 1836 - we are the oldest continuously operated business in Fauquier County, VA and centrally located in the county and close to most nursing homes and the hospital.