Leo Melvin Smith, Jr. Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Battle Creek. Leo was born June 16, 1944 in Detroit. He served his country honorably during the Viet Nam war in the Army and spent another 20 years with the National Guard. Leo was a loving and caring family man. On May 13, 1978 in St. Louis, MI he married Susan Ranger who survives. Also surviving are his children, Frederick (Courtney) Smith of Allegan, Austen Smith of Otsego, John Michael Smith of FL and Jeffery Melvin Smith of Ft. Worth, TX; 7 grandchildren; 9 siblings, Jim, Jerry, Marie, Joyce, Lyn, Marge, Barb, Doug and Carol; many nieces and nephews; and their 'adopted' children. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law Keith and Dustin who was like a son. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Joe Shaler, officiating. Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Leo may be made to the Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.