Beloved husband, father, and papa passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Covenant Health Care; at the age of 76 years.
The son of the late Everett Smith and Alta (Wheeler) Smith was born on June 24, 1944. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1962. Thomas married the love of his life, Linda A. Shepard on July 17, 1973; she survives him. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, reading, and watching the Chicago Cubs.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years: Linda A. Smith; a son, a daughter and their spouses: Matthew and Josephine Smith, Toledo, OH; Amanda and William Rousseau, Burt, MI; two grandchildren: Alexis Smith, William Rousseau IV; a sister: Romona Nybro; two sisters-in-law: Marcia Shephard and Shirley Smith. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by three brothers, Ruben Smith, Bill Smith, and Raymond Smith; his father and mother-in-law: Arthur and Leona (Johnson) Shephard.
A Private Funeral service take place at W. L. Case & Company, 5700 Dixie Highway, Saginaw. Rev. Rheanna Goodrich will officiate. Cremation will take place following the service. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the funeral chapel. Pursuant to the current state orders indoor building capacity is limited to 25, face masks are required, and social distancing encouraged. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to help stop the spread of covid-19 in our community.
The funeral service of Thomas can be viewed at: here