Michael Smiley, of Dowagiac

Published 6:14 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 30, 1957 — Feb. 25, 2016

Michael Smiley

Michael Smiley

Michael Smiley, 58, of Dowagiac, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, with his wife by his side.

Michael was born on March 30, 1957, to Calvin and Marjorie (Eccleton) Smiley in Detroit, Michigan. After high school Michael went on to earn his Associates Degree from Southwestern Michigan College. He loved advancing his education and was always eager to learn a new skill. On July 21, 1984, Michael wed Jo Lyn Reid at a ceremony in Taylor, Michigan. He was an amazing man who lead by example, even through his illness he was comforting those around him.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie and is survived by his father, Calvin Smiley; wife, Jo Lyn Smiley of Dowagiac; children, Michelle (Tony) Sebastian of Plymouth, Michigan, Richard (Sara) Boc of Wyandotte, Michigan, Nicholas Smiley of Cassopolis and Joshua (Karen) Smiley of Sacramento, California; five grandchildren; one great grandson; and siblings, John (Judy) Smiley of Wixom, Michigan, Keith (Dorothy) Smiley of Wixom and Liz (Jim) Russo of New Hudson, Michigan.

In keeping with Michael’s wishes he has been cremated and his family will hold a memorial service in the spring. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home Cremation Services, Niles.