Gerald Duane Smith

February 14, 1940 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 81)


His Legacy… Gerald Duane Smith, age 81, passed away October 9, 2021. He was born on February 14, 1940, in Toledo, OH to Henry and Marguerite (Caldwell) Smith. Jerry married the love of his life, Carolyn Cox, on July 22, 1977 in Toledo, OH. He was a car enthusiast. Jerry went multiple times each year to Michigan International Speedway to watch the races. He was part of Detroit Area Corvair Club (DACC) and Model A Restorers Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing disc golf at Marion Township Hall. Most of all, Jerry loved spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

His Family… Jerry leaves behind his wife, Carolyn; son, Marc (Kim) Krueger; and grandchildren, Dylan and Madison. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Pat.

His Farewell… Jerry’s memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howell. Please leave a message of comfort for Jerry’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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