James Joseph Smrecak

James Joseph Smrecak

1949 - 2019

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Obituary of James Joseph Smrecak

Jim Smrecak, 69, of Munger, our loyal, faithful, and loveable father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the afternoon of Thursday, February 28, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Jim was born in Bay City on December 17, 1949, the son of the late Frank N. and Helen M. (Clark) Smrecak. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal during Vietnam from 1969-1971. After nearly forty-two years of service, Jim retired from General Motors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a faithful member and supporter of AMVETS Post 22, where he served as a Trustee and was also a member of the Eagles. Jim was a man of his own words, who was known for always being direct, yet honest. He was a loveable man with a big heart, who loved his closest friends and family as much as any man could. Jim leaves to carry on his legacy, his children, Tamara (Chad) Hensley of Acworth, GA, Robin Smrecak of Alpharetta, GA, and James Smrecak, Jr. (Carole) of Loganville, GA. Jim also leaves behind his companion of sixteen years, Carol Gauthier, and his many grandchildren, Tyler Hensley, Meghan (Cody) Traylor, Jordan Hensley, Bailey Hensley, Chandler Hensley, Kayla Smrecak, Jacob Goodson, and Makayla (Ralphie) Patterson; great-grandchildren, Addisyn and Harper; sisters, Sharon Smrecak, Janet (Larry) Brugh, Sandy (Al) Evans, Cindy Pasant; one brother, Don (Lori) Smrecak, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his brothers, Frank and Stanley Smrecak. Jim’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Evening Service and again on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM until Jim’s 11:00 AM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Cremation will follow with the Rite of Committal to be held privately in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com