Brian Jonathan Smith, 62, passed away August 2, 2021 in Kalamazoo, MI. Brian was born in Watervliet, MI on August 31, 1958, to Lyle and Evelynne Smith. Brian was united in marriage to Laura Ann Walters on September 9, 1995. He received his Bachelor's degree in business from Western Michigan University. After beginning his career at the Benton Harbor Big Boy, he grew with the company until reaching his goal by becoming a franchisee and owning two restaurants. He was a proud father when Jacqueline received her degree from the University of Michigan, and when Jonathan and Benjamin earned their Eagle Scout awards. In Brian's spare time he enjoyed Western Michigan sports, John Wayne movies, playing poker and driving his Mustang. Brian is survived by his wife, Laura Smith; children, Jonathan Lyle Smith, Jacqueline Ann Smith and Benjamin BL Smith; as well as several cousins who were more like siblings; and many close friends. Brian was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved Aunt Shirley. According to Brian's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7211 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024 on Tuesday, August 17th at 11:00am, where the family will greet friends from 10 - 11:00am prior to the service. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Brian's name may be made to Bronson Children's Hospital or Bronson Cancer Center. Please visit Brian's personalized web page at https://www.langelands.com.