TERRY D. SMITH
Terry D. Smith, 66, Wild Rose, is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.” John 6:47
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia, whom he fell in love with in 7th grade. Their love and commitment to each other is the result of Christ being the center of a relationship.
He is also survived by his four children: Amanda (Bryan) Ludemann, Anora (David) Totman, Andrew (Tina) Smith, and Amber (Curtis) Mahnken, who all managed to find spouses, despite Terry’s “no dating till you’re 40” rule. He also has 13 energetic, lovable, and wildly talented grandchildren. “Children are a heritage of the Lord…”
He is also survived by his sister Amy (Sid) Sovoda, Dearborn, MI; and his brother Scott Smith and step-mother Nora Smith, Westland, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Lucile Smith and one brother Timothy Smith.
After 30 years of teaching junior high, high school, and nursing students, “Mr. Smith” is also survived by 100’s of students whose lives he touched. “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew…” Deuteronomy 32:2
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Wild Rose Baptist Church, 1013 Main Street, at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Kaetterhenry officiated. A visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. The Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
“The time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8.