Paul Smith

January 13, 1953 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 69)

Life Story

Paul Byron Smith, aged 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 31, 2022. An avid cyclist, he loved spending time on his “road sofa”. He was a gifted jazz drummer and a staple in the jazz community. He loved photography.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Pierson Smith and Madie Ruth Smith, and his sister Mary Lou Smith. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his life partner of thirty years Sonja Beverly. His three daughters Michelle Smith of Grand Rapids, MI, Ruth (Mark) Kuyers of West Olive, MI, and Simone (Mike) Politz of Big Rapids, MI. His four granddaughters Desiree, Georgia, Brinley and Juniper. His three stepchildren Terry “TJ” Beverly of Grand Rapids, MI, LaTori Metzger of Byron Center, MI, Brandy Rice of Ypsilanti, MI and step grandchildren. Along with many cousins and a host of friends. 

There will be a celebration of life held on June 10, 2022 at Brown-Hutcherson 1065 36th St SE Grand, Rapids, MI  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Hospice of Grand Rapids or the American Cancer Society.



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Memorial Gathering
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Brown Hutcherson Ministries Blue Building
1065 - 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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