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Timothy Marvin Smith

May 1, 1975 – October 8, 2017


SmithTimothy Marvin Smith, 42 of Monroe, Michigan passed away Sunday morning in his home surrounded by the love of his wife and children. Tim fought a 4-year battle with appendix cancer which ended in his journey home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Tim married his college sweetheart Cristy (Apperson) Smith on August 2, 1997. They have been blessed with three children; Alexander – 19 years old, Anastasia – 17 and Brandon – 14. Tim’s wife and children were the most important part of his life. He loved each one of them very much and always put them first. He would show his love to them in many ways, including allowing them to see how much he loved Jesus.

Tim enjoyed exploring different parks and woods with his family. When his daughter needed to talk with just her dad, that is where they would go. He also enjoyed building things with his hands which his son Brandon found was something special he could do with his dad. Tim was always one to bring joy and laughter to people. He was always ready with a “bad dad joke.” This sense of humor was passed down to Alex; the two of them were good at trading puns. Tim also enjoyed the time he spent with his sons during their Cub Scout and Boy Scout years. The countless derby cars, camping trips and other events they did together he held in his heart. He was very proud of his children.

Tim ministered at his church as an Elder, Head Trustee and Sunday School teacher. He very much enjoyed helping people and serving God wherever he was needed. Serving others was something Tim and Cristy enjoyed doing together. They were brought together through a ministry on the campus of the University of Toledo and always kept God in the center of their marriage.

Tim worked at University of Michigan Hospital in the Facilities and Development Department as a Senior Designer for over 13 years. He appreciated both the opportunities he was given there and the friendships he made.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Monroe Alliance Church, 3975 South Custer Road (West of Raisinville Road). The Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, Tim has requested donations be made to the Boy Scout Troop 502 trailer project or Monroe Alliance Church’s Benevolence Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home.

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10 Responses to Timothy Marvin Smith

  • Tom Heil says:

    Cristy, so sorry to hear about Tim. He was a good man who will be missed by everyone. I have lots of good memories of Tim in ACT and living in the campus house. God bless you and the family.

  • Lynne Moldenhauer IHM says:

    Cristy, I am heartbroken for you and your children. I lift you all up in prayer now and in the days ahead as you embrace life anew. Life is changed but not really ended as Tim will be a constant presence in your hearts forever. May God’s peace sustain you and the love of family and friends comfort you.

  • Pat McCluskey, IHM says:


    We share your sorrow and send our condolences. Know that you and your children will be in our prayer in a special way these days as you grieve the loss of Tim even as, in faith, you know that he now enjoys the fullness of life. May God’s peace be with you.

  • Lydia (Platner) Bender says:

    Cristy and family,

    Tom had a sweet tenderness and kind smile (and an ornery look in his eye when he was about to share his humor with us). I will always remember that about him from our ACT days! His love for our God was evident and those around him were always encouraged by his presence.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Praying for you.

  • Judith Bonini IHM says:

    You are in our hearts and prayers, Cristy and Alex, Anya and Brandon.

  • Keith Ramsdell says:

    Cristy — I’m so sorry for your loss. Tim was a good guy, who always seemed to have a smile on his face. I’ll be praying for you and the kids that the promise we have in Christ Jesus will sustain you and give you peace.

  • Jane Kruger says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying you find some comfort in Jesus’ words in John 14:1-3. You all are in my prayers.

  • Mary Fran Uicker, IHM says:

    Dear Cristy, both Betsy and I hold you very close at heart since hearing of Tim’s death. I am grateful for the visit I was able to have with you and Tim just a couple weeks ago,and will hold that memory dear. I also remember clearly the gift that he left for you beneath the seat of your car on the day you interviewed with us for the administrative assistant position at River House. I know that he will be with you closely, nudging you forward, in all the days ahead.
    A family commitment prevents me from being with you on Saturday; thanks goodness that my Oneness with you and Tim in Christ Jesus endures unlimited by the confines of time and space. Please extend my love, condolence and companionship to each of your children, who bear testament to the power of a loving Christian home. May they each continue to walk with God. Deep peace – Mary Fran

  • Scott Burkey says:

    We knew Tim & his family from Cub Scouts at Triumph Academy. They were always so friendly and helpful with the Pack. So sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!!

    Scott & Jennifer Burkey (and family)

  • Sandy Smith says:

    So many memories flood my heart today. Tim’s quick wit began as a young person he kept us laughing as he grew up in our home. His love for Jesus and willingness to serve was evident as he helped with weeks of church camp.
    We loved it when he brought his friends along to help with a rappelling workshop, we have some great memories of those days. He was always a hard worker. We were honored to call him son. Many prayers have been prayed for him and Cristy over their 20 years of marriage. I am so thankful for the hope of heaven when we will be reunited with him once again. I’m praying for God’s comfort for Cristy and the children this has to be so hard.

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