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Thomas Smith

Thomas R. Smith

Wednesday, May 31st, 1939 - Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Thomas Ralph Smith, 80, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was born on May 31, 1939, the son of the late Ralph T. Smith and Marion B. (Edgett) Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in S. Korea. After his time in the service, Tom was employed at Kellogg and retired after 30 years.

Tom is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Smith; two daughters, Tammie (Curtis) Groves and Lynda M. Smith; son, Thomas R. (Lisa) Smith Jr.; seven grandchildren, Brandon Groves, Carson Groves, Clara Smith, Colton Smith, Cassie Smith, Conner Rogers and Lily Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leslie Bird.

He enjoyed going to flea markets looking for deals, NASCAR, old cars and loved to go for his morning coffee with friends at the Corner Cafe. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

The visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, on Wednesday August 21, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The graveside service and interment will be held at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Thomas' name to American Heart Association.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    Address
    15501 W. Dickman Rd
    AUGUSTA, MI 49012
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