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In Memory

Guy Smith, Jr - Initiated in 1951

 

 

SMITH, GUY RAYMOND, JR. 2013-09-05 SMITH GUY RAYMOND, JR. of Brighton, Michigan was born June 9, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois and died August 29, 2013. Beloved husband of Carol for 55 years. Loving father of Ruth (Ron) Kadykowski and Russell. Loving grandfather of Ronnie Kadykowski. After a 28 year career in business he retired from Federal Mogul in 1986 as a tax law specialist. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting (1958) and a MBA (1976) both from Michigan State University. He also completed work toward a doctorate of history at Michigan State University. Mr. Smith served as councilman for the City of Novi from 1977 to 1983. In 1971 he founded the Novi Community Concert Band and served as conductor until 1980. In 1979, Guy joined the Fifth Michigan Regiment Band as conductor and music arranger. The Civil War reenactment group has performed at many events throughout the United States under his 34 years of dedication, friendship and leadership. Guy was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. In his free time he enjoyed traveling with his wife Carol to historic spots around the world. Visiting hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday September 7th at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Ml 48375-1822. Followed by a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Angela Hospice or www.angelahospice.org. - See more at: http://deathnotices.michigan.com/view-single.php?id=325277#sthash.KTdyksgC.dpuf