Carl J. Smith, age 64, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away October 31, 2016. Carl was born in Kalamazoo on October 16, 1952 the son of Carroll and Audrey (Russon) Smith. He drove a Wrecker. He loved fishing and being a race car driver. He loved racing with his brother-in-law Bud and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Carl is survived by his wife Cindy, children: Nathan (Peggy), Jamie (Christina), Shane (Toniesha), Clint(Holly) and Bubba (Kasey) Smith, 12 grandchildren and a great granddaughter, several nieces & nephews and close friends Chris Schulzt "putz" and Ron Houser. Friends will be received at Redmond Funeral Home, Kalamazoo, November 4, 2016 from Noon until service time at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Mt. Ever- Rest Memorial Park - North. A luncheon in remembrance will be held afterward at the Eagles on Kings Hwy. Memorials may be made to Redmond Funeral Home to help with funeral costs.