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Jacob Smith

Jacob Adam Smith

Thursday, October 30th, 1980 - Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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38, of Cass City, died Monday, September 2, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Sanilac County. He was born October 30, 1980 in West Palm Beach, FL to R.C. and Arlene (Hampton) Smith.

Jacob moved to Michigan in 1997 and attended Owen-Gage High School. He was employed at Serenus Johnson Construction of Bay City as a carpenter. Jacob was a member of Carpenter’s Union Local #706. An ambitious, charismatic and outgoing man, Jacob was always trying to make others smile. He was a selfless man who was always willing to help others. Jacob had a passion for music, animals, nature and loved sharing it with those closest to him, especially children. He had a drive in him for hard work and dedication to family, but believed there was always time to fish. Jacob was loved and will be missed by so many.

Jacob is survived by his son, Tristin Smith; daughters: Kyra Smith, Keirstynn Brown; fiancé, Mary Lancaster of Cass City; her children: Kroy and Ridge; daughter, Lyric due in October; father, R.C.(Tammy) Smith of Decker; step-father, Brian Heiter of Essexville; sisters: Danielle (David) Beebe of Bay City; Courtney Smith of Cass City; brothers: R.C. Logan Smith of Marquette; Deereng (Rebecca) Smith of Cass City; step-brother, Vincent Purtill of Cass City; several nieces and nephews; his adoring and faithful dog, Molly Mae. He is preceded in death by his mother, Arlene Heiter; sister, Thea Smith; brother, Christopher Smith.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Cass City Missionary Church with Pastor Phil Burkett officiating. Memorials may be made to Kranz Funeral Home for the benefit of his family. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Cass City Missionary Church

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Cass City Missionary Church
    4449 Koepfgen Road
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Cass City Missionary Church
    4449 Koepfgen Road
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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    Rev. Phil Burkett
  • Reception

    Cass City Missionary Church
    4449 Koepfgen Road
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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Rebecca Smith

Posted at 08:44am
There were so many characteristics that I loved about Jake. He was strong but gentle, goofy yet serious, quick to lend a helping hand. I’ll miss seeing him wrestling with his niece and nephews. I’ll miss watching everybody run from being goosed. I’ll miss fishing and coffee . We love you Jake. Always and forever ❤️

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