Michael W. Smedley age 68 of Farwell, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 , at Tendercare in Clare, after a life long illness and courageous battle with an autoimmune disease called Progressive Muscular Atrophy. Michael was born the only child of Edward and Lillian (Halstead) Smedley on January 26, 1949, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Mike was a 1964 Farwell High School graduate.
He worked for Renosol and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and Northwoods Baptist Church. Mike was always a positive, inspirational, artistic and humouous person who loved life. He was forever an optimist who approached each day with determination, humor, and a can-do attitude. He was a genious at inventing ways of doing everyday tasks. He was inspired to create prints by attaching a felt tip pen the the end of a stick which he held in his mouth. Mike loved drawing, painting, gardening, and was an avid reader. He especially loved reading science fiction. He has a science fiction novel with a pending copywrite, which he collaborated on with his friend Frank Keith.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM at Northwoods Baptist Church in Clare. Friends may visit from 10AM until the time of service. Michael will be laid to rest in Surrey Twp. Cemetery. Pastor Jim Shuster will officiate. We will be forever inspired by Michael’s will, determination and faith. Please consider donations to Northwoods Baptist Mission Fund or Surrey Township Public Library. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.CampbellStocking.com