Thomas D. Smith, an attorney with a real estate, manufactured housing and development background, died Tuesday in an automobile accident.
Smith, says Topix, was 83.
The Toledo Blade stated that Mr. Smith, of Waterville Township, became a partner in a group that developed and owned manufactured home communities in Toledo, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
“He was driven to make his mark and be his own boss,” his son Mike said.
“As much as anything he was entrepreneurial himself. He wanted to do more on his own,” his son Jeff – who became part of his law firm – said. “He was highly intelligent and a very accomplished and respected lawyer in town, and he brought the overall organizational aspects to any deal — to think how things would be best structured among partners.”
His son Mike said he became a devoted member of Waterville Community Church. He was also a board member of Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.
“He was a political guy and a conservative guy, but he didn’t want to run for anything,” son Mike said. He served in the ROTC, and in the Air Force.
Surviving Smith are his wife, the former Sandra Sue Brown, whom he married Dec. 29, 1956; sons, Michael and Jeffrey Smith; five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. MHProNews extends its sincere condolences to all who are touched by this loss. ##
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