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Terry Smith

February 8, 1944 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 76)


Terry Smith of Olivet, formerly of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away November 21, 2020 at the age of 76. Terry was born in Eaton Rapids on February 8, 1944, the son of George and Roberta (Barker) Smith. He enlisted with the US Coastguard as a radar technician during the Vietnam War, finishing out his military career with the reserves. Terry was a deputy and detective with the Eaton County Sherriff Department and part of the Mounted Posse for many years. He was a member of the Michigan Bass Chapter in Eaton Rapids and a former member of the Olivet Lions Club serving as president. Terry owned and operated the Smith Insurance Agency in Eaton Rapids for 25 years and coached youth softball. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, mushroom hunting and playing poker with his children and grandchildren.

Terry is survived by his wife, Cindy Smith; sons, Jeffery (Kathi) Smith of Olivet, Timothy (Becky) Smith of Olivet, Jarrod Smith of Olivet; daughter, Stacia (Paul) Smith-Temple of Bellevue; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; brother, Greg (Mistell) Smith of IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Smith.

Graveside services will be 11 am Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Rosehill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60606. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit our website to place online condolences at

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Graveside Service
November 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Eaton Rapids, Rosehill Cemetery

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