James C. “‘Smitty” Smith, 47, of Roscommon passed away Aug. 20, 2017 at home.
He was born July 6, 1970 in St. Joseph to James N. and Casey (Krause) Smith. He married Kristine L. Walker Sept. 1, 2014 in Markey Township.
He was a resident of Roscommon since 1972, coming from Stevensville, and graduated from Roscommon High School in 1988.
Mr. Smith served on the Roscommon County Sheriffs Marine Patrol from 1988 to 1992, the Richfield Twp. Police from 1992 to 1993, Roscommon County Sheriffs Dept. from 1993 to 2005, the Gerrish Township Supervisor from 2000 to 2004 and was a Senior Claims Specialist for Cincinnati Insurance Company since 2005.
He enjoyed golf and bowling and was a member of the Spikehorn Toddy Club.
Surviving are his wife, Kristine Walker Smith; stepson, TJ Gosselin; parents, Casey and Jim Smith; two sisters, Krisanne (Jeff) Jastrzab and Traci (Brian) Casler; two nephews, Alec and Clayton Thornton; niece, Madison Casler; mother and father-in-law, Mary and Mike Walker; sister-in-law, Tricia (Scott) Harmon; brother-in-law, Mike Walker and Beth Barber; and the kitchen cleaner, Stella.
The family will receive friends at Walsh Funeral Home Aug. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 25 at St. Michael Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. until Funeral Services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Bernard Tyler officiating.
Burial will be at Roscommon Village Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to RAPS for the football team and mailed to: RAPS – Jim Smith Memorial, PO Box 825, Roscommon MI 48653.
Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon.
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