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“I saw mention a Bill and Marilyn Parker!Did you two used to live in Concord California and moved to Tahoe and had 3 kids, Robert Eric and Shannon???...Read More »
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“SteveMy thoughts are with you and your family during this time of great sorrow and loss. Always remember that until your take your final breath,...Read More »
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“Steve,Sue. I am so sorry for you and your family. Such a tragedy. Thoughts and prayers. Vicki Case ”
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“I'm so sorry to hear about Wes. My mom, Pauline Stephenson Metty, and I attended many of the Smith family gatherings and your family is in my...Read More »
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“Oh Steve and Sue...I just learned about Wesley. I've been out of touch for so long, but this hurts just as much as if we had recently been together...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Gary King - Baton Rouge, LA

“Please accept my sincere condolences for losing Wesley. My heart breaks for you all as you struggle to deal with the sadness of losing a son, a...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Wesley was a very nice young man and a very good friend to my daughter. He will be greatly missed ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Allan Loux - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sue and Steve, we were so shocked to see this. We used to babysit for Wesley when he was a toddler and remember him as a cute, sweet child. Please...Read More »
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“Susan and Steve, My heart broke for you both when I heard about Wesley. Susan, even though you and I have lost touch, our families have been...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Bambi Kolodzieczyk - Kalamazoo

“Thoughts and prayers for your family!! So sorry for your loss!! My husband and I knew Wesley from Hytech and he will truly be missed!! ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Todd and Vonna Anderson - Otsego, MI

“Our hearts go out to your family!! So sorry for your loss!! My husband and I knew of him from Hytech, He will be greatly missed at work!! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Todd and Vonna Anderson - Otsego, MI

“Im sorry steve and blake. I know this is gonna be ruff on you please get ahold of me ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Nick O'Brien - Battle Creek, MI

“This was sad news to see... I am so sad for the families loss ... know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤ ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Kat Nevelle - Kalamazoo, MI

“Wesley was a truly nice young man. My prayers to his family. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Catherine Miller-Loux - Kalamazoo, MI


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Wesley Clair Smith, age 30 of Parchment, Michigan went to be with his Lord & Savior on April 24, 2019.

Wesley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 31, 1988, the son of Stephen Vern Smith and Susan Irene (Parker) McIlvain. Wes was a 2007 graduate of Gull Lake High School and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He was currently employed as a machine operator at Hytech Spring & Machine Corporation in Plainwell.

Surviving are his parents, Stephen V. Smith (Amy Krueger) of Richland and Susan I. (Lance) McIlvain of Hastings, and his brother Blake W. Smith (Hanna Klepper) of Kalamazoo. Wesley is survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lavern & Deloris Smith, Bill & Marilyn Parker, and his cousin Amanda Smith.

Wesley or Wes as he preferred, loved the outdoors, playing guitar, disc golfing, skateboarding and the company of his friends. He lived to entertain people with his never ending sense of humor and his quick wit which drew people to him.

Wesley's family's made a donation to the Lieber Institute for Brain Development Research so that Wesley's passing would not be in vain. This donation will aid in the study of future understanding of depression and addiction.

A service to celebrate Wesley's life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Yorkville Community Church, 11523 East D Ave, Richland, MI 49083, officiated by Rev. Shawn Raifsnider. Wesley's Celebration of Life will continue with a luncheon following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Families Against Narcotics, Southwest Michigan Meeting (Urban Zone), 2705 Virginia Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI ,49004 https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/southwest-michigan.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.