Tyrone Smith
1957 - 2020
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(63) was born March 27, 1957 to the union of the late Thomas Smith Sr. and Norma Jean Smith-Jackson. He attended Dunbar Elementary School and graduated in the Class of '1976' from Emerson High School. After high school, Tyrone was employed as a crane millwright at ArcelorMittal (formerly Bethlehem Steel) in Burns Harbor, IN where he remained until his retirement earlier this year. Tyrone accepted Christ at a young age under the leadership of the late Rev. Thomas P. Johnson, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church, Gary, IN. He was an avid music lover who immensely enjoyed the role of Dee Jay, providing the best of music to numerous functions over the years. He also had an intense love of automobiles and proudly owned several classics during his lifetime. Tyrone departed this earthly life at his home on Saturday, June 2, 2020 after a lingering illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Smith Sr., Detroit, MI. He leaves to cherish precious memories: a loving and devoted mother, Norma Jean Smith-Jackson (Samuel Jackson); brothers, Thomas Smith Jr., Michael (Doris) Smith, all of Gary, and Alphonzo (Willimena) Smith of Crown Point, IN; aunts: Stella Franklin, Nadine Smith-Williams of Gary, IN, and Berenice Wilkerson of St. Louis, MO; uncle, Vernon G. Smith of Gary, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with and family hour 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and funeral service, Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. All services at Greater St. Stephan Baptist Church, 2480 Broadway, Gary, IN; officiated by Pastor Dwight E. Pointer. Due to the corona pandemic, family service is limited to family only.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 10, 2020.
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June 15, 2020
I am sad to hear of Tyrone's passing. Condolences to his mother and family. I worked with Tyrone at the mill several year ago.
Dale Sumney
Coworker
June 12, 2020
Always such a true gentleman! Take your rest, Tyrone, my Emerson classmate and neighborhood friend you will be really missed! It was a pleasure to know you. Dear family may your hearts be comforted by the love of our almighty God. Keep his memories near.
Veronica Y Scott (Gabby)
Classmate
June 12, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my classmate Tyrone. I send my condolence to the family and prayers for strength.



















Sandra
Classmate
June 12, 2020
To the family of Tyrone Smith ,Jean and Michael My deepest Sympathy goes out to you both May GOD keep the Smith Family Safe In His Loving Arms. From Coya Stanley Stacker
Coya Stanley Stacker
Friend
June 12, 2020
To the Family of Tyrone Smith . My deepest sympathy goes out to the Smith Family may GOD keep each one of you Safe In His Loving Arms especially Jean and Michael.
The Stanley And Stacker Family
Coya Stanley Stacker
Friend
June 12, 2020
To the family of Tyronr Smith. May God give you comfort and strength during this time in your life. My prayers and condolences to the family.
Dona Shaw
Classmate
June 12, 2020
Ty. Although you are my first cuz, you were also my bro. We grew up together, lived together, and enjoyed some amazing times together. Nothing can replace the memories and the love. Big mama's house, playing Sorry, and Uno at our house and so much more. As adults, bid whist, backyard BBQ's and your famous shrimp and lobster feasts brought us together. Chicago polish sausages and pork chop sandwiches were your favorites. Your hearty laugh could fill a room. You loved music and shared it with us. We enjoyed life! Well bro, you definitely will be missed. Rest well cuz. Love you. Di ♥
Diane Stribling
Family
June 11, 2020
Tyrone, was a beautiful person. Always kind, and showed compassion and concern for others. May he rest in eternal peace.
Nancy Harris Fortner
June 11, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss Mrs.Jean Tyrone will forever be in our hearts we grew up strong on 8th and Georgia and we all remain sisters and brothers I'm here for you sweetie if you ever need anything may God comfort you all at this time I love you all Pep,Micheal,and Al be strong as Ty rest in peace gone but never forgotten
Mary A.Robertson
Family
June 11, 2020
In loving memory to Ty a Loving, Caring, Wonderful person. We love you and miss you always. Laylay And Matthias ❤
Alasia Smith
Daughter
June 11, 2020
I am so sorry for the lost of your son Jean and your sons brother. GOD bless the Smith family and GOD will keep u under his wings. GOD is still good all the time. Keep GOD first.
GWENDOLYN HEMPHILL
Friend
June 11, 2020
Jean:
Our prayers and condolences are with you and the family in the transition of Tyrone. We, your neighbors, will be here whenever you need us.
Percy B. Daniels & Neighbors
Percy B. Daniels
Neighbor
June 10, 2020
My Handsome Brother-In-Law, Tyrone BKA DJ Tye Stick was a very loving and kind Person who will be missed very much. My Sincere Condolences To The Smith Fam & MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU ALL PEACR & COMFORT.
Deborah Ann Hutson-Smith
Sister
June 10, 2020
My prayers to your family and friends. Mrs. Smith if you need me for anything I will be right here. 725-777-6509 Marie.. love you Tye You were the light to this dark world. We will be there Friday.
marie hackett
Spouse
June 10, 2020
I was just reminiscing about our good old days at Emerson High School wood shop class. Feels like Cooley High all over again. Don't laugh at me Ty, will miss you man.
Geno
Friend
June 10, 2020
Prayers and Condolences Jean, Thomas Jr, Alphonzo, Michael and the entire family. Rev. James & Debra Burroughs
Rev. James A Burroughs, Jr
Friend
June 10, 2020
Rest I peace my friend
Deborah Shaw
Friend
June 10, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. I love you all Jean you still my #1
Voncile Hilson Clayton
Friend
June 10, 2020
To my big cuz, Rest In Peace! I will always cherish the music cds you made for me and Greg, our time we spent in VA and MD while Uncle Ducky was sick, your infamous BBQ cookouts in Detroit at Uncle Thomass, your infectious laugh, and bubbly personality! I pray your soul is at peace and home with your Heavenly Father, all of our Aunts and Uncles and Grandma! Im sure they welcomed you in with much love, hugs and kisses. You are free! Fly away! We will miss you but will always cherish you in our hearts! May your brothers and Aunt Jean find a peace that surpasses all understanding! My family cant be there in presence, but our love and care is there! Love you always, Greg, Tanya and Gregory!
Tanya Hines
Family
June 10, 2020
going to miss you bro tie rest in peace big bro pep
Thomas Smith Jr.
Brother
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