Smith, John "Jack"
Aug. 4, 1929 - Apr. 6, 2013
Jack Smith of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Lansing Michigan, died on Apr. 6, 2013. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 10:45 am on Sat., Apr. 13, 2013 at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, FL. Services will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sat., at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, FL.
Jack Smith, 83, leaves his wife of 60 years, Mary, and 5 children raised in Lansing, MI. 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He served 4 years in the Navy and Marines including service in the Korean Conflict
. He was an MSU graduate (1955) and had a 32 year career with the State of Michigan, where he retired as Deputy Director for Personnel and Business Services, Department of Social Services. He then spent summers at Higgins Lake, MI and winters in Sarasota, FL with his wife. Preceded in death by his two brothers, Frank and George Smith and sister May Laszewski. Survived by children: Rebekah (Bradley) Gibson of Dexter, MI, Phillip (Diane) Smith of Sarasota, FL, Peter (Connie) Smith of Buckley, MI, Alison (Doug) Theisen of Rochester Hills, MI, and Jacqueline (Edwin) Wade of Hixson, TN, and brother Arthur Smith of CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church or Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota.