Keith Eugene Smith

October 23, 1946November 1, 2018

Keith Eugene Smith, age 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 after a long illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1946 in Wayne County. Keith grew up and spent most of his life in Muskegon. He was very mechanically inclined, building, repairing, and tinkering with cars was his passion. He also enjoyed building and flying R/C airplanes. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 20 years of sobriety and was an active member of his church before his illness. He leaves behind his wife of ten years, Kelly Smith, his son, Patrick (Patti) Smith, daughter, Stacey (Jeff) Tarte, step daughter, Vicky Kraus, and family, two grandchildren, Khristina and Isaac Smith, and five great grandchildren, Bexley, Sophia, Madison, Oliver, and Kayden. He was preceded in death by his parents, June and Henry Smith, two infant children, Rhonda and Richard, and grandson, Shane Smith. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 581 E. White Lake Rd., Twin Lake, MI. 49457. In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral expenses would be greatly appreciated.


  • Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Keith Eugene Smith

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Kathy Crago

November 3, 2018

Keith and I were very good friends. He helped me so much in my earlier years of recovery. You mean a lot to me, too, Kelly. I can't imagine how much you both have suffered. I'm glad Keith is finally at peace.