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“Eddy left us way too soon. He was a brother like no other. Technically my brother in law. But he’s been part of my life since about two years...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tammi

“I had the opportunity to work with Ed and he never ceased to have a good attitude and a positive word and a great sense of humor. It was a blessing...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Laura - Coworker

“Sorry to hear of another classmate's passing. Ed was a kind, upbeat, caring and fun guy. Had the opportunity to see him at our reunions. He will...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Nunnelee (Reid) - NC

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth Horwath - Family

“I will miss him and I’ll will cherish all the memories that he had together. We did snow skiing, rode motorcycles, spent time on Wall lake, and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gust Pollins - Family

“The Lord gave me a caring husband to love for 20years. I will miss you gurdy but at least you are with the Lord now. Thank you for loving me.Your...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Richland, MI

“I grew up being his neighbor from 1960 to 1968, I went to work at Upjohn and was pleasantly surprised to see Ed working on a project that involved...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Daryl and Debbie Luedecking

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Edgar L. Smith, 76, of Richland, died June 6, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center. Eddie was born April 22, 1945 in Kalamazoo to Aaron and Geneva (Underwood) Smith. Eddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps and then went to Western Michigan University where he received his engineering degree. He worked as an engineer for the UpJohn Company until his retirement in 2001.

Eddie loved doing leatherwork and working in the yard. Eddie was very talented at Karate. He earned his black belt and was a Master with his own school.

Eddie married the former Brenda Nash on August 4, 2009, who survives. He is also survived by two brothers, Aaron Smith and Sonny Campbell; step-children, Windy St. John, Brent Nash, Sarah Olsen and Matthew Brainard and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva; his first wife, Terry C. Smith and a sister, Lavada Brower.

Funeral services to celebrate Eddie's life will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel and will be livestreamed at Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Personal messages for the family may be placed at