Gary A. Smith

December 16, 1947 - April 26, 2013 

Gary A. Smith

December 16, 1947 - April 26, 2013 

Obituary for Gary A. Smith

Gary Smith, age 65, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 26, 2013 following a 21 year, courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Gary was a graduate of Calvin College and Western Michigan University. He also served in the Army National Guard. Gary taught Math at Jenison Public Schools for 32 years. Gary was a member of Christ Memorial Church. He enjoyed music, fishing, golf, and especially loved traveling with his family to places like Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. He loved spending time with his family, and had a special place in his heart for his two grand daughters. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Smith, in 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diane,
Tim Smith of Holland
Lisa Smith and Blair Heethuis of Grand Rapids
Rebecca Smith of Chicago
Grand daughters: Rowen and Frances Heethuis
Mother: Hazel Smith
Sister: Nancy and John Oudshoorn
Brother: Jim and Dawn Smith
Brothers and sisters-in-law: Douglas Kiekintveld, Randy and Tammy Kiekintveld, and Steve and Beth Kiekintveld.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:00am at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road in Holland. Rev. Bill Boersma will be officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of West MI, 260 Jefferson Ave. Suite 210, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.

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