Smith Family Funeral Home

1230 7th St
Port Huron, MI 48060

Services Offered

F Funeral Home DB Cemetery
CR Crematory Services
 

About This Business

For nearly a century, the Smith family has been a fixture in providing funeral and cremation services in the Port Huron area. We have an extensive history of earning each family’s trust by creating a truly caring and compassionate environment every time we are called to serve. Now in our fourth generation of ownership, we are committed to continuing our long-standing tradition of dedication and excellence.

The family business was begun in 1919 by Arthur E. Smith who also served many years as coroner for St. Clair County. Arthur B. Smith joined his father in 1943, and he also served the area as county coroner. In 1964 Arthur C. Smith received his license and joined the family business along with his father and grandfather.

In June of 1997 Arthur C. Smith and his son, fourth generation Michael D. Smith, took over the family business. Today, Smith Family Funeral Home continues the long-standing tradition of providing the Port Huron area with dedicated and personal service. Smith Family Funeral Home is a member of both the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

The commitment to extraordinary, yet affordable, services is what the community has come to expect from the Smith family. Our goal is to provide a service that is as meaningful and unique as each family we are privileged to serve. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Prearranging your funeral is a simple and secure way to provide for your final arrangements. The advantages to pre-arranging are many, but most importantly, it ensures that your wishes will be carried out, down to the last detail. It is a valuable and protected investment and is one of the kindest gifts you can give your family.

We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with two options as you consider making arrangements. We would be honored to talk with you in person.

There is NO fee for pre-arrangement consultation and you will NEVER be under any pressure or obligation. We will answer questions by phone, letter, e-mail, or in a face-to-face meeting, either in our funeral home or your home. Please contact us for our General Price List of services, our Casket Price List, our Burial Vault Price List, and/or our comprehensive list of various cremation services and charges.

As more people are choosing cremation, funeral service professionals are striving to give consumers a true sense of what their many options are for a funeral service. Often funeral directors find that people have a preconception that they have fewer choices for a ceremony when selecting cremation for themselves or a loved one. Therefore, they request direct cremation and deny the surviving friends and family an opportunity to honor them with a memorial service. In actuality, cremation is only part of the commemorative experience. In fact, cremation can actually increase your options when planning a funeral. The following information is meant to help you build an understanding of what cremation is, allowing you to make an informed decision when arranging a funeral for yourself or a loved one.

Cremation is becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst the baby boomer generation. Among the many reasons for this growing trend is the breadth of options cremation provides for a final memorial service.

Cremation gives people the flexibility to search for types of tributes that reflect the life being honored. But this doesn’t mean that aspects of traditional funeral services have to be discarded. Even with cremation, a meaningful memorial that is personalized to reflect the life of the deceased could include:

• A visitation prior to the service

• An open or closed casket

• Special music

• A ceremony at the funeral chapel, your place of worship or other special location

• Participation by friends and family

Commonly, cremated remains are placed in an urn and committed to an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium; interred in a family burial plot; or included in a special urn garden.

Cremation also gives families the option to scatter the remains. This can be done in a designated cemetery garden or at a place that was special to the person. Today, cremated remains can even become part of an ocean reef or made into diamonds.

What ever you choose, cremation or burial, traditional services or contemporary celebrations, we are here to help you.