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Luther W. Smith Obituary
Luther W. Smith, Jr., 84, formerly of Kalamazoo, Lawton and East Lansing, passed away February 4, 2014, in Holland.

He is predeceased by his wife, Shirley; and his parents. He is survived by two sisters, Harriet Hostetler (Hugh) of South Carolina, and Laura Germer (Hal) of Florida; three children, Carolyn Smith of Mahwah, NJ, Taylor Smith (Wendi) of Belmont, Adam Smith (Nancy) of Holland; and one grandchild, Iris. Also surviving are stepchildren, Scott Averill (Sharon), Leslie Graham and Shelley Averill (Tom); stepgrandchildren including Berit and Aaron Graham, Kellen and Stacy Averill; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smith graduated from Denison University, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and did graduate study at Yale University. He served on faculties of Stetson University (Florida), Denison, Michigan State and Central Michigan. He was an ordained American Baptist minister.

No services are scheduled. Visitation will be Saturday March 22, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Home Inc., 188 West 32nd Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center in Holland. For more information please visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Feb. 9, 2014
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