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Bruce L. Smith

Battle Creek

Bruce L. Smith, age 81, of Battle Creek (formerly of Hastings) passed away February 3, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife Martha Smith, his parents Art and Rose Smith and his brothers Orin and Leon Smith. Bruce is survived by his four children, Mark Smith (Denise Blair), Brian Smith, Bonnie Cantrell (Bryon Cantrell) and Katie Hayward (Tony Hayward) as well as by his Grandchildren, Kelly Smith, Alex Smith, Craig Smith, Justine Smith, Stuart Smith, Nicole Cantrell, Amber Desgranges (Kyler Desgranges), Kristen Cantrell, Troy Hayward (Shayne Hayward), Travis Hayward and Kara Risner (Trenton Risner) and great grandchildren, Zak Gibson, Addison Reed, Vince Reed, Bryce Hayward and Amelia Desgranges  all of whom will miss him dearly.

 Bruce was a proud retiree from Kellogg's where he spent his entire working life and leaves behind many friends who he regularly met for retiree breakfasts. Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman and will be remembered for his positive, upbeat attitude. Fish everywhere are letting out a sigh of relief that he will no longer be chasing them. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Michigan Steelheaders Association, Salmon in the Classroom Education Program. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Wednesday at Craig K. Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Shaw Chapel from 6 PM to 8 PM.  A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the funeral home.

To leave a personal message and sign the online guest book, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016
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