Paul L. Smith, 75, passed away September 25, 2019

Paul L. Smith, 75, of Hartford, passed away, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at his home.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Riverview Cemetery, with Military Rites conducted by Stevensville American Legion Post # 568. Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 until 1:30 P.M. Thursday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be made to the family. Those wishing to sign Paul’s Memory Book online may do so at

Paul was born April 9, 1944 in Benton Harbor to Lewis & Alice (Bushey) Smith. He graduated from Bridgman High School, Class of 1962. Paul served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years for Auto Zone, traveling the country setting up new stores for opening. Paul was an avid golfer and a University of Michigan sports fan. He loved being out doors to enjoy the beauty of nature in the wonderful state of Michigan. Paul also enjoyed studying history, especially Civil War.

Paul is survived by his daughter Angela (Robert) Warren of Watervliet; two granddaughters-Alexa & Destiny Warren; his former wife Linda Bartalone of Watervliet; two sisters-Pam Peek of Hartford, Kathy (Ben) Vitalie of Harvest, AL; one nephew & three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-Wesley & Rick Smith. 

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