Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — BENZONIA — Justin Lee Smith, 23, of Benzonia, died May 15, 2013.
He is survived by his parents, Lorri and Patrick Schneider of Thompsonville, and Gene Smith of Elberta; siblings, Jessica (Blake) Edinger, Keri Schneider, Erica (Josh) Keech and Tyler Schneider; paternal grandparents, Lee and Mollie Smith; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Linda Philo; maternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Johnson; nieces and nephews he adored, Audrey, Aydin, Andrew, Annabella and Lelynd; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
“Smitty” was a curious young man and was always up for the adventure. Some of his passions included spending time with his family (especially with his nieces and nephews), working on vehicles, and collecting and shooting guns. He also enjoyed hunting, dirt bikes, snowmobiling, drag racing and tacos.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jowett Family Funeral Home in Benzonia. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Eden Bible Church in Beulah, with Pastor Dan Ingersoll officiating. Burial will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Frankfort & Benzonia.