Samuel Abbott Smith
November 01, 1935 - June 02, 2012

Samuel A. Smith of Walled Lake and Attica, was born on November 1, 1935 at his family’s farmhouse in Commerce Township to Samuel Truscott and Mona Bernice (nee: Calkins) Smith. He died June 2, 2012 inside the same farmhouse at the age of 76.

Sam is the beloved husband of 50 years to MaryAnn (nee: Bamber). Loving father of John (Laraine) Smith and Sam (Elizabeth) Smith. Grandfather of Jack, Grant, Jacob, Hannah, Rebekah, Abigail, Samuel and Isaac. Dear Brother of Lowell, Kathryn, David and Elizabeth. Sam is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Mr. Smith was a passionate farmer in Walled Lake and Attica who raised livestock and was a former dairy farmer. He later raised straw and hay and moved to beef cattle and crops such as corn and soy beans. He was known in and around the Walled Lake and Commerce area for raising crops in the field on Crumb Road and Haggerty Rd., crops that he would sell at his roadside stand that started on Haggerty Rd. and later moved back to his family farmhouse.

Funeral from the Walled Lake United Methodist Church (directly behind the funeral home) Wednesday 11 AM (In State 10 AM). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Tuesday 5-9 PM.  Memorials to the Salvation Army appreciated.
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My deepest sympathies...uncle sam was a good man. He had a laugh that could fill a room and could entertain for hours with his endless wealth of stories. Our world is a little emptier today with his passing.

darek smith

My deepest condolences to the Smith family. I have fond memories of stopping by his vegetable stand to pick up a few things and still be there 45 minutes later. We had some interesting conversations. My He Rest in Peace.

Chris Bushaw

John, we are thinking of you guys during this time. I wish I could of met him. Mike lost his dad May 5 so we totally know what you are going through. May the Lord provide you with much needed comfort. Love, Mike and April Barrett

April Barrett

Our deepest sympathy. Sam was such a fixture of Commerce. He was perhaps the last who actually experienced Commerce as an agronomic community to a grown suburb. He remembered everything. Sam always had a story; interesting, enlightening, and entertaining. Sam will be so missed.

Rob Long

I loved the few times I spent with Uncle Sam. He was fun to talk to. Definitely old school. I will miss him. Praying for Aunt MaryAnn and family.

Brad Brown

Mary Ann: So sorry that Sam has passed on to glory. I know he is happy and whole again with no pain. He was a great man and I know you know that too. I have fond memories of Sam growing up in high school. He took me to the prom and gave me two corsages. One was made of wildflowers from the farm (as a joke) and the other very beautiful from the florist. We had great laughs together and he will be missed. Love, Claudia

Claudia (Nelson) Tomsett

Sam and mom Mona are fixed in my memory--Sam and Mary Ann, thanks for your presence at our mothers remembrance, and Mona, Sam, Mary Ann, thanks for your patience and invaluable family information on the Calkins family. Sorely missed and fondly remembered.

Marty Kendall

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