Michael  Smithmier

Michael Wayne Smithmier

Saturday, June 5th, 1948 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Michael Wayne Smithmier, age 71 of Brighton, Michigan, went home to be with his Lord and
Savior on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He was born on June 5, 1948 in Paris, Tennessee, to
Betty (Winters) and Billy Smithmier. Michael grew up in Westland, Michigan with his two
younger siblings. He was an outgoing and humorous kid who made friends with everyone, many
of which he kept in contact with until his death. He graduated from John Glenn High School in
1966, and Washtenaw Community College with an associate’s degree. Michael married Rosalie
Mae (Schmittou) on September 26, 1970 in Westland, Michigan. In 1977 they moved to
Brighton, Michigan and raised two children, Joshua and Amanda. Michael worked as a
millwright for General Motors at the Hydramatics/GM Powertrain transmission plant from 1966 -
2004. Upon retirement, he bought his dream bass boat, and spent lots of time fishing, which
was one of his favorite pastimes. Michael also loved painting, and spent the last few years of his
life painting at least one picture every day. He always said that he wanted to use his talent to
show God’s glory, and to make people feel like they were in a place from their memories.
Michael is survived by his wife Rose, son Joshua, and daughter Amanda Lottes (Michael). Also
by his grandson Wesley Lottes, sister Karen Douglas (Kelly), and step sisters Pat Schuster
(Chris) and Betty Webb (Bob). He is also survived by his beloved dog, Petey, and many nieces
and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He is preceded in death by his father Billy Smithmier, daughter Rebecca, mother Betty
Smithmier Barrells, step father Fred Barrells, brother Gary Smithmier, and grandson Hudson
Visitation will be on Wednesday February 26, 2020 at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert,
Arizona from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, at Southeast
Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona. Viewing will begin at 10am, with a service at 11am.
Internment at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms to follow.
Flowers and memorial donations can be sent to Falconer Funeral Home: 251 W Juniper, Ave,
Gilbert, AZ 85233.
Michael’s family would like to thank everyone for their love and prayers during this time, and
Pastor Joel Tetreau for his care and guidance.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Falconer Funeral Home
    251 W. Juniper Ave.
    GILBERT, AZ 85233
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Southeast Valley Bible Church
    710 E Williamsfield Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 12:40pm
We love you and we are so sorry for your families loss. Praying Gods sweet comfort over you all during this time.
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Candy McDavid

Posted at 09:29pm
Mike - Your suffering is now over and you are in the best place. With Much Love, Candy, Lori, Dianna and Dana (McDavid)
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Lacy Schmittou, Stephen Brown, and family

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Aunt Brenda Richard

Posted at 08:54pm
My heart is heavy that all of us who love him will miss him until we are reunited in heaven. My heart is lighter when I think of that
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Sue & Curt Swick

Posted at 08:15pm
So many great memories of Mike and Rose. He was a great man and will be missed by all of his friends and relatives in Michigan. But Heaven is sweeter now! See you soon!!

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