Chad Edmund Smith 42 of Harrison went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Chad was born on September 25, 1975 in Flint, Michigan the son of Lawrence Duane and Leita M. (Neeley) Smith. Chad graduated from Harrison Community Schools in 1994. After dating for ten years Mr. Smith was united in marriage to Ms. Tressa Bauknecht on May 15, 2010 in Clare, Michigan. Chad spent many years as a merchandiser in sales and service.
Mr. Smith was a lifetime resident of rural Harrison. Chad was a member of Cornerstone of Life Church, Alma, Michigan and a Pastor of Cornerstone Ministries Association. He always reached out to those in need and was an advocate of spreading God’s word. Chad enjoyed golfing, cheering for his favorite professional football team; the Washington Redskins, playing softball and coaching his own team, “Smitty’s Posse”. He loved spending time with his family and loved playing video games with his daughter, Taylor. As a teen Chad enjoyed listening to Rap music, especially cruising town in his Camaro with the bass booming, later in life Chad enjoyed listening to Christian music.
Surviving Chad is his wife of seven years, Mrs. Tressa Smith of Harrison, his daughter, Taylor Lynn Smith of Harrison, his mother, Leita M. Smith also of Harrison, three brothers; Lawrence Smith II and wife Theresa of Harrison, Trever Smith and wife Donna also of Harrison and Tod Smith and wife Kristina of Farwell, three nieces; Heather Henry and husband George, Macy Smith and Christine Hanes, three nephews; Trever Smith and wife Pooja, Christopher Smith and wife Lisa and Gary Hanes and wife Jennifer, five great-nieces; Helaina, Aerith, Maisey, Angel and Destiny, four great-nephews; Leon, Gabriel, Jaxon and Tamarion, mother in law, Carol Bauknecht of Harrison, sister in law Shawn Hanes of Harrison, plus many extended family members and friends. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Smith and his father in law, Phillip Bauknecht.
Funeral services celebrating Chad will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Dr. Glen W. Joseph officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Hatton Township Cemetery, Clare. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Smith may be considered to: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Floor B1, Reception E, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-0912 or to Mr. Smith’s family, in care of: Tressa Smith. To share an online memory or condolence with Chad’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Smith are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.