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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI

OBITUARY

David Elmer Smith

August 5, 1930June 25, 2019

David Elmer Smith On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, surrounded by his family, David E. Smith from Williamston and Mason, MI passed away at the age of 88. David was born on August 5, 1930 in Chapin Township, MI to Elmer and Bernice Smith. He graduated in 1949 from Williamston High School and attended Adrian College until he entered the United States Army serving two years in the Korean War. After his service, he married Wanda Ann Harkness on September 27, 1952 and together they raised four children. David was a building contractor and later a member of the glazier union. After retiring, David and Wanda resided in Mio, MI and wintered in Englewood, FL where he enjoyed fishing and countless friends they made until settling in Mason, MI. David had a passion for constructing and made beautiful furniture. David was extremely loving and proud of his family. He is survived by his Sister Dorothy May, Wife of 66 years Wanda Smith, Son Daniel (Ronda) Smith, Daughters Deborah Smith (Michael Johnson), Cynthia (Jeffrey) Brownridge and Susanne Minshall (Richard Asper), proud Grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren who referred to him as Big Poppa, many nieces, nephews and friends, all of which he touched deeply. David is preceded in death by his Father Elmer, Mother Bernice and Grandson Andrew Minshall. Please join the family in celebrating his life on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Williamstown Township Hall, 4990 Zimmer Road, Williamston, MI. Visitation at 11:00 a.m., memorial service at 12:00 p.m. with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Lansing in honor of David Smith for the care and compassion they gave. Arrangements by the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel. Please visit www.grwilliamston.com to leave expressions of sympathy and fond memories for David’s family.

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Services

20 July

Visitation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Williamstown Township Hall

4990 Zimmer Road
Williamston, Michigan

20 July

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

Williamstown Township Hall

4990 Zimmer Road
Williamston, Michigan

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Jerry Jorgensen

July 1, 2019

I was saddened to hear a life long from high school passed away. We were looking forward to seeing Dave and Wanda at the W.H.S. over 50 reunion.
Our sympathy goes out to your entire family.

Jerry and Dorothy Jorgensen

Julie McDaniel

June 30, 2019

Deby and family, I know through my great friendship with Deby how wonderful and loved David was to all of you. Through the years I have admired his craftsmanship at my best friend Deby’s home. I know personally how much he meant to her and Meagan. He was loved completely by them. God bless all of you.... Love and condolences, Julie.

DAVID & JANICE EVANS

June 30, 2019

WANDA AND FAMILY
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF DAVID'S PASSING. AS EDITH HUMKE WOULD HAVE SAID "HE WALKED ON" TO A BETTER PLACE. WE HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF YOU AND DAVID. WHEN WE RETURN TO FLORIDA WE WILL SEE HIM IN EVERY ROOM OF OUR "CANDOMINIUM". HE WORKED ON EVERY ROOM OF IT AND EVEN ADDED A FEW. HE WAS SOMEONE YOU WOULD NOT FORGET. BEST WISHES TO YOU AND I KNOW YOUR MIND AND HEART ARE FILLED TO THE TOP WITH HAPPY MEMORIES. JAN AND DAVE EVANS

Mike Newman

June 30, 2019

Aunt Wanda, Dave, Deb, Cindy ,Susie,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You’re all in our thoughts. Michael Newman family.🙏

Debbie Smithing

June 29, 2019

Debbie Smith

June 29, 2019

Marcia Kenney

June 29, 2019

Wanda and the entire Smith family! I am sadden to hear of Dave’s passing. I have great memories from the card club at Smitty’s pond, your place in Mio and of course when my parents hosted card club... it’s just sad so many have gone before you...😢

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY