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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI

OBITUARY

Claude Freeman Smith

August 5, 1936July 5, 2020
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Claude Freeman Smith, age 83, of Holt, Michigan passed away on Sunday July 5, 2020. He was born August 5, 1936 in Fowlerville, MI, the son of William and Lucille (Roberts) Smith. He served in the United States Army in Korea. He was employed as a millwright at Fisher Body, retiring in 1996. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Holt.

Surviving are his wife, Gail; children, Sherry (Fred) Sevic, Holli (Jim) Galovich, and Scott Smith; step-children, Greg (Therese) Schmitz, Kathy Schmitz, and Judith (Russ) Whipple; grandchildren, Randi Smith, William Sevic, Michael, Austin, Nolan, and Abby Schmitz, Foster, Lydia, and Grace Whipple. He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Tara Swain and Meagan Schmitz.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 9th at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Salvation Army.

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sharon Whipple

July 9, 2020

Sending our Love & prayers to each of his loved family. Since first meeting the family, we have been welcomed with opened arms. We always love our family gatherings and Claude and Dennis have become very special friends. They have loved talking about their lives & experiences, watching our Grandchildren grow into wonderful young adults, laughing and of course eating fabulous food. Claude will be truly missed. Sending our love to everyone.

Dennis & Sharon

Ken Smith

July 9, 2020

Thank you uncle for your kind and loving support for the family. My dad, Freeman was always so grateful for your help and was so proud of you. Love, prayers and support for the family!!

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Biography

Claude Freeman Smith, age 83, of Holt, Michigan passed away on Sunday July 5, 2020. He was born August 5, 1936 in Fowlerville, MI, the son of William and Lucille (Roberts) Smith. He served in the United States Army in Korea. He was employed as a millwright at Fisher Body, retiring in 1996. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Holt.

Surviving are his wife, Gail; children, Sherry (Fred) Sevic, Holli (Jim) Galovich, and Scott Smith; step-children, Greg (Therese) Schmitz, Kathy Schmitz, and Judith (Russ) Whipple; grandchildren, Randi Smith, William Sevic, Michael, Austin, Nolan, and Abby Schmitz, Foster, Lydia, and Grace Whipple. He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Tara Swain and Meagan Schmitz.