Melvin Smart

SMART, Melvin Wayne 81, of Gaylord, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy; 8 children, Thomas (Tami) of Posen, John (Jean) of California, Robert “Pete” (Shelly) of California, David (DeeDee) of Nevada, Claudia (Robert) Paschke of Rogers City, Patricia (Terry) Schellie of Alpena, Johanna (Kevin) Misiak of Lake Orion and Jennifer Molski of Gaylord; 15 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson.

Private family visitation and military honors will take place at the Beck Funeral Home in Rogers City. Scattering of his ashes will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be addressed through