ADRIAN – Thomas Lee Smith, age 79, of Adrian, died on October 24, 2017, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born on September 9, 1938, in Morenci, to Robert Lee and Mary Adella (Warner) Smith. He married Kathleen (Kate) Fox on August 1, 1959, in Adrian, and she survives. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany from May 1959 until May 1962. He was employed with Tri State Engineering and Adrian Fabrications for 34 years. He was a member of St. Mary of Good Counsel Catholic Church, the Adrian Street Cruisers and the Antique Tractor Club.
In addition to his wife, Kate, Tom is survived by a daughter, Terrill Ann (Mike) Shadbolt of Adrian; son Lee Anthony (Michelle) Smith of Tipton; three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Olivia Smith, and Rachael (Evan) Shadbolt-Schroeder; and a brother, Neil A. (Jackie) Smith of Blissfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Eldon Ford; and brother, Jack I. Smith.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 3-7 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian and on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 10-10:45 a.m. at St. Mary of Good Counsel Church. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Good Counsel Church with Fr. Tom Murphy officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Cecelia’s Closet. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.