Jeffrey W. Smith Kalamazoo Jeffrey W. Smith, 49, of Kalamazoo passed away due to an accident on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born October 9, 1959 in Battle Creek the son of Robert E. Smith and Eva Leola (Moorehead) Smith. He was married to Dorene Smith for 16 years, the marriage ended in divorce. Jeff was a truck driver for many years. He had recently started Smith's Welding Service. He was an avid motorcyclist and outdoorsman and he like to play a lot of different sports. Jeff was a music enthusiast, as he played the harmonica. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his granddaughter, Ember. Jeff was a member of the Teamsters and Climax/Prairie Masons Lodge #59. Jeff will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by his children, Sarah (Steven Trimner) Smith of Battle Creek, Cpl. Chet I. (Erin) Smith of Climax; granddaughter, Ember L. Trimner; brothers and sisters, Frank (Kay) Smith, Judith A. Hepler, Barbara J. (Bob) Hamlin, Betty L. Benson, Ron E. (Linda) Smith, Amy L. (Nick) Simon, June E. (Gordy) James, Lorraine A. (Rob) Harris, Jack E. (Carolyn) Smith; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Moorehead and sister, Dixie L. Smith. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Wednesday from 1:00 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 3 - 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with Ron E. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial tributes may be made to Michigan Masonic Home or charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 6, 2009