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Gary Smith Obituary
SMITH, GARY WILLIAM; age 63; of Mt. Pleasant passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his home. A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with a Time of Remembrance at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Animal Treatment Society or to the Isabella County Soup Kitchen. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and the Comfort Inn. Gary was born on February 16, 1951 in Lansing, the son of Charles and Millicent (Brazier) Smith. Gary graduated from Reed City High School and still holds a record for scoring 52 points in a single basketball game. He married Kathleen Oleson on February 13, 1971 in Big Rapids. Gary was a teacher in the Mt. Pleasant Public School System for 33 years retiring in 2008. He also coached basketball and football for MPHS for 19 years and worked at Riverwood Golf Course for many years. Gary enjoyed playing golf, softball, and basketball. Gary was a devoted family-man, and loved the MSU Spartan’s and all of the Detroit sports teams. Gary is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen; children, Karri (Renato Ricciuti) Smith of Sterling Heights and Aaron (Rona) Smith of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Dylan and Madeline; mother; sister, Doreen (Randy) Wegener of West Olive; and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his father and brother, Robert “Bruno” Smith. You may view Gary’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com
Published in The Morning Sun on June 10, 2014
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