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Gerald Jerry H. Smith

January 1, 1929 March 6, 2012
Gerald Jerry H. Smith
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Obituary for Gerald Jerry H. Smith

Gerald �Jerry� Smith, a resident of Howell and of Mesa, Arizona, passed away in the care of his family March 6, 2012. He was 83 years old.

Born on New Year�s Day, 1929, in Fowlerville, Michigan, Jerry was one of three children born to parents Earl C. and Lida (nee Miller) Smith. Jerry, his brother Harold and his sister Mary Alice were raised in the area and, in 1947, Jerry graduated from Fowlerville High School. A proud member of the National Guard Reserve from 1948-1955, Jerry respected the notion of duty to ones country.

On March 17, 1974, Jerry married the love of his life Susan Adrion. With their union, the family grew to include David, Annick, Maria, Craig, Joseph, Pat and Casmere. In 1993, Jerry retired from the General Motor Proving Grounds after a long career in Material Handling.

In addition to Susan his beloved wife of 38 years, Jerry is survived by his children David Smith, Annick (Frank) Turner, Maria (Patric) Winter, Craig (Avis) Greenwood, Joseph Greenwood, Pat Greenwood, Casmere Greenwood; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Alice (the late Paul) Gates. Extended family and friends join his family in mourning his passing and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral Service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton, on Monday, March 12, at 1:00 PM. Pastors Christopher Johnson and Frank Turner to officiate. Burial North Hamburg Cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday from 2 - 9 PM.

Memorials encouraged to Lakeland Trails Baptist Church, 5989 W M-36, Pinckney MI 48169.

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810.229.2905.

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