Tony Allen Smith, of Mason, Michigan, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at the age of 69. He was surrounded by his greatest joy in life, family. Tony’s loving spirit is carried on by his wife, Charline; sons, A.J. and Charlie; daughters, Paula, Crystal, and Hailey; 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren together with countless others impacted by his strength, humility, and compassion. When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Tony replied by shaking his head side to side, and with a soft smile, said, “I hope people might learn something from my life. Both the good and the bad.” The advice he shared often came from stories of personal failure he experienced along the way. He believed in living a principled life and that success and failure existed on the same path. He had a gift for teaching life lessons, giving guidance, and offering support in the most kind and compassionate way. 

Please join us in celebrating the life of Tony Smith on Friday, May 6, 5:00pm at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Rd in Lansing. The family will begin receiving guests at 4:00pm. Coffee and Dad jokes will be served. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Church. Online gifts may be made at