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Gerald McMillan Smith
Date of Death or Service Mar 23, 2013
Funeral services for Gerald McMillan Smith, age 86, of Dickson, Tennessee and Ypsilanti, Michigan were held at 2 p.m. March 28, 2013 from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. George Lay and Bro. Clark Brown officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sylvia. Born in Orlinda, Tennessee on November 22, 1926, Gerald was the son of the late Benton M. and Elva McMillan Smith. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII attaining the rank Technician, Fifth Grade. Now retired, Mr. Smith was employed by the State of Michigan, working for 30 years for the Ypsilanti State Hospital. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti for more than 40 years. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John Robert Smith and by his sister, Dorothy Garrett. He went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Survivors include the love of his life and wife of more than 63 years, Martha Jane Lee Smith, Dickson and Ypsilanti; two sisters, Vivian Nicks and Margaret Smith, both of Dickson; many nieces and nephews; and several brothers-and sisters-in-law. He was 'Papa' to his 'adopted' grandchildren, Tonya (Carl) Murray, Tim (Laurie) Lee, and Michael (Tanya) Lee; and 'Big Papa' to his 'adopted' great-grandchildren, Avery Lee, Delaney Lee, Harper Lee, and Hannah Lee.

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