Bill Martin Smith

January 29, 1955 — February 16, 2021

Bill Martin Smith

Bill M. Smith of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was 66 years old. Bill Martin Smith was born on January 29, 1955, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Martin H. Smith and Nancy A. (Mielke) Chislea. He proudly worked as a yard foreman for Campbell Foods for over 30 years. Bill was raised in the Catholic Faith. He had an affinity toward all animals, and they all loved his genuine kindness in return. He enjoyed being outdoors finding peace and tranquility in nature, especially walking or biking. As a young man, Bill was actively involved in boxing and lifting weights. He also enjoyed technology, was interested in learning and philosophically discussing astronomy with friends and family, and tinkering around with his remote-control cars. Bill will forever be remembered for his kindness, selflessness to anyone or any animal in need, and for his thoughtfulness to all.

Surviving are his mother, Nancy A. Chislea of Saginaw; father, Marin H. Smith of Saginaw; three sisters: Sandy (George) White of Saginaw; Linda Blank of Saginaw; Roxanne Losee (Tom Rush) of Saginaw; step-sister, Debbie (Dave) Gatza of Bay City; step-brother, Mark (Kimberly) Smith of Saginaw. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends.

He was preceded in death by a step-father, Joseph Chislea; three brothers-in-law: Rod Smith, Jerry Blank and Michael Smith.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the W. L. Case & Company, 5700 Dixie Highway. Rev. Fr. Steve Gavit will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, indoor capacity is limited to 25 people, masks are required, and social distancing encouraged. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to animal rescue missions of the donor’s choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.
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Visitation

Friday, February 19, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company- Dixie

5700 Dixie Highway, Saginaw, MI 48601

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company- Dixie

5700 Dixie Highway, Saginaw, MI 48601

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