Douglas Christopher "Chris" (Gore) Smith Battle Creek Douglas "Chris" Smith, 45, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, November 24, 2012; a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was born September 28, 1967 in Battle Creek, MI to Elmer Lee Gore and Truda May Schram. He enjoyed listening to music, raising pit-bulls, playing with his dog Harley and spending time with family and friends. Douglas is survived by a daughter, Hannah Marie Martin; mother, Truda; sisters, Roxanne (Robert) Walton, Kathy Schram, Brenda and Debra Gore; nieces, Katrina (Keith) Adams, Brittanie, Brooklyn, Bethany Adams, Christina (Michael) Marion, Asia Marion, Amanda Walton, Secret Schram, Lesley and Ceara Stout; nephews, Joshua (Tabitha Stout) Byrd, Robert Walton II, Joshua and Jordan Byrd, Brandon and Bryan Adams, Mikey and Ryan Marion and Alex Shram. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Gore; adopted father, Raymond Smith; brother, William "Andy" Schram, Hank Gore; aunts, Julia Edsal, Margaret Johnson, Shirley Grumeretz; uncles, Val Roberts, Hershall Smith and grandparents, Samuel (Eleanor) Roberts and Grover (Sylvia) Gore. Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Funeral services will take place on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. (269)788-9800
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 29, 2012