Obituary of Harold Allen Smith Jr.
Adrian – Harold Allen Smith Jr, age 72, of Adrian passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born on September 15, 1948, in Adrian, the son of Harold Sr. and Cosa (Baker) Smith. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Harold had been employed by Morenci Schools as a Middle School Teacher, Head of the Drama Department, and Basketball Coach until his retirement. In addition to working for Morenci Schools, Harold owned and operated Smith News Agency and Celebrity Limousine. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed playing cards, taking his boat out, and playing with his grandchildren.
Harold is survived by his children, Josh McCarley, Matthew (Nicole) Gritzmaker, Warren (Kimmy) Harris, Ray Miller, and Crystal McCarley; Goddaughter, Kathy (Dale) Pape; a brother, Norman Smith; a sister, Marilyn Beehler; and 15 grandchildren, Justin, Brent, Trever, Mya, Jessie, Carter, Everleigh, Lincoln, Rylee, Tristan, Ella, Cory, Heather, Seth, and Emily; and 16 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Bernard Smith; special friends, Lola McColley and Barb McCarley.
Visitation for Harold will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 1-4 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Jasper Bible Church with Rev. Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial Contributions may be made payable to Norman Smith to help offset funeral expenses. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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