David was a loving husband, father, grand and great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be dearly missed. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired after 38 years as a gas serviceman for Consumers Power.
He is survived by his sons, Gordon (Kitty), Darryl (Kim), Garett (Christine) and Duane (Brittany) Smith; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Helen) and Roger (Darlene) Smith; sister, Shirley Gilbert; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Eileen Mae Smith in 2001.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.