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Cecil L Smith

December 14, 1929 ~ December 31, 1969 (age 40)
Cecil L. Smith passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 14, 1929 in Hubbardston, MI the son of Herman and Matilda (Snyder) Smith. Cecil worked for General Motors as a machine repairman for 31 years, retiring at age 50. After retirement from GM he was a self-employed carpenter for 15 years and also worked for Conley Real Estate. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War, was a member of American Legion Post #153, VFW Post #4113, and the Clinton-Gratiot Voiture 868 of the 40/et8. Cecil was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3850, UAW Local # 652, A.A.R.P. and was a former member of the St. Johns Zoning Board of Appeals. He married H. Joan Fedewa on May 29, 1954. Surviving are his wife of 50 years Joan, two sons, Lee (Dori) Smith, Eric (Stephanie) Smith, two daughters, Ann (Charles) Green, and Cheryl Lowe all of St. Johns, 11 grandchildren, two sisters, Elaine Hunter and Carol Duguay, both of St. Johns. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Mark, one brother Clifford and three sisters, Marcia Bradley, Alma Joseph and Carmen Stump. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2004 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Linden, with Msgr. Robert Lunsford and Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy as con-celebrants. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, 1500 Waterford Parkway, St. Johns with a Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Military honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. Memorials contributions may be made to St .Joseph Catholic School, Clinton Hospice or the American Legion.

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