Maurice Laverne Smith

1937 – 2019


Maurice Laverne Smith 81 yrs, of Temperance, MI, formerly of Ida, MI, died Saturday February 23, 2019, in Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Wednesday February 27, 2019, from 2-8 PM. He will lie in state at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Petersburg, MI, Thursday February 28, 2019, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM. Pastor David Vinciguerra will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.


Born on September 2, 1937, Maurice was the son of Glenn and Ella (Metcalf) Smith. He attended school in Delta, OH. He married Bonna Leaper August 15, 1970, in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Petersburg, MI. He worked for Delkers Automotive and later Jeep for 20 yrs, retiring in 2001. He was a member of UAW Local 12 and loved to work and tinker on automobiles and watching Westerns, especially John Wayne Movies.


Survivors include: His wife Bonna; sons, Frank (Tammy) Smith, Tom (Joann) Smith; daughters, Cheryl (William) Jeffers, Pam Hood; step-daughters, Cathy and Cindy Riffle; brothers, Glenn (Shirley) Smith, Gerald (Beverly) Smith; sisters, Beatrice, Patricia (Phil) Golloro, Sandra Smith; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren with one on the way and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Maurice Smith “Jr”, a sister, Beverly Bloomfield and an infant son, John.


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