Gerald Smith, 70Published 10:52pm Monday, July 9, 2012
Gerald Smith, 70
Born: Oct. 15, 1941
Died: July 6, 2012
Gerald L. Smith, 70, of Dowagiac, passed away at his home Friday, July 6, 2012.
Gerald’s life began on Oct. 15, 1941, in Dowagiac, the son of Virgil and Angela (Pataskovich) Smith.
He is a graduate of Dowagiac Central High School and was employed by Jessco and Ameriwood Industries. Gerald was a member of the Dowagiac Moose Lodge. His loving family includes his daughter, Sheri McElheny, of Cassopolis; and son, Jerry (Stevi) Smith, of Dowagiac; grandchildren, Holly and Brandee Smith and Ashley and Amanda McElheny; great-grandchildren, Justin Jensen and Emmaleigh Vernon; sisters, Patricia (Ollie) Shaer, of Dowagiac, and Kathy (Roger) Williamson, of Arkansas; brothers, Richard (Doris) Smith, of Dowagiac, and Don Smith, of Dowagiac; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Marilyn Wilson and Robert Smith. His family will gather for a memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Yazel & Clark Chapel, led by Pastor Jon DenHouter.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Cass County Animal Control. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Gerald at www.yazel-clark.com.