Carl R. Smith, 13460 W. 13th Rd., Plymouth, a lifetime Marshall County resident, died of natural causes, on Monday, July 24, 2000, three days after his 92nd. birthday. Carl died at 5:10 p.m. in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home where he had been a resident for three weeks following hip surgery.
Born in Plymouth on July 21, 1908, he was the son of James E. and Ida Mae Poore Smith. He attended Marshall County country schools.
On October 3, 1925, in Plymouth, he and Orpha Mae Sisk were married. Orpha preceded Carl in death on December 15, 1982.
Carl enjoyed a varied and interesting work history. He first worked in Plymouth at Darling’s Polishing Plant followed by a job at South Bend Mallable. He worked at Kalamazoo Range, at Meck Industries in Plymouth and was a buffer polisher at DuPuy’s Orthopedic Manufacturing Company for hip replacements.
Ice fishing was Carl’s passion. He also enjoyed playing euchre and pinochle. A former CB radio operator on channel 22, Carl was a member of the Double Duce CB club.
He was a proud sixty-year member of the Plymouth Eagles’ Lodge, #1900 and the Moose Lodge # 741.
Carl is survived by a son, Billy and Kay Smith and two grandsons and a granddaughter: Robin and Diana Smith, Phillip and Gayle Smith and Carol and Mike Stockberger, all of Plymouth. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Visitation will be on Thursday, July 27, 2000, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the Pretty Lake United Methodist Church, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Carl’s memory may be made to the Plymouth E.M.S.