Allen Ray Smith

Allen Ray Smith, age 81, of Tecumseh passed away peacefully April 25, 2022 at ProMedica Charles & Virginia Hickman Hospital. Allen was born April 24, 1941 in Milan, Mich., the son of Herman & Mable (Throop) Smith. In 1975 he met the love of his life, Marcia Crawford, spending 47 wonderful years together, and she survives. 

Allen graduated from Milan High School. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. When he got out of the service, he was employed by Ford Motor Company and worked there until retirement.

Allen is survived by his partner, Marcia Crawford; daughter, Connie Smith; grandchildren, Abagale, Noah and Ava Smith; great-granddaughter, Ivy Smith; sisters, Arlene Cochran and Laurel Wilson; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mable Smith; daughter, April Smith; and a son, Joseph Smith.

Per Allen’s request cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home of Tecumseh.


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