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Obituary for William James Smith

William James Smith

Age 62 of Kalamazoo passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held 11am Thursday September 28, 2017 at Nelson-House Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Heiler officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family would like you to wear your favorite University of Michigan gear to William's service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm.

William was born November 29, 1954 in Charlotte, the son of William and Nita Mann Smith.

He graduated from Owosso High School and then attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College where he earned his Associates Degree.

William was an avid softball player and fisherman. He was a huge fan of University of Michigan.

He married Deborah Warren in Owosso on May 18, 1974.

William worked at GTE for 28 years, for himself for 12 years and his last job was at Pretty Lake Camp for 2 years.

William is survived by his wife Deborah; his children Brian (Sara) Warren, B.J. (Jess) Smith, April (Paul) Double and Troy (Heather) Smith; 13 grandchildren; his parents William and Nita; brothers Ken (Kay) Smith and David Smith; sisters Sandy (Tom) Morence and Pam (Tim) Flint; grandmother Louise Mann, several nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandparents William and Mary Smith and grandfather Norman Mann.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Nelson-House.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

27

Sep

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Visitation

Wednesday

27

Sep

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Funeral Service

Thursday

28

Sep

11:00 AM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

Owosso
Owosso, MI 48867

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