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John "Bo" S. Smith Jr.
Date of Death: November, 08 2022

         John "Bo" S. Smith Jr., 86, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at his home. Bo was born on February 4, 1936 in Menominee, MI, son of the late John "Stack" and Catherine (Conroy) Smith. On June 27, 1959 he married the former Miriam Collins in Fayette, MI.
          Bo retired from Mead Paper over 30 years ago. He loved being in the outdoors, deer hunting, and especially spending time at his family camp, "Camp Matombo".
          He is survived by his wife of 63 years, two children: Patrick (fiancé: Angie Walls) Smith and Monica Grable, one brother: Tom (Kathy) Smith, three grandchildren: Alec, Hannah and Lauren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
          Bo was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Matt Smith.
          A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday November 14, 2022 at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish with Fr. Tim Ferguson officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall. Burial will take place in the Sac Bay Cemetery at a later date.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Smith family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Aunt Tiger, Pat and Monica, Very sorry to hear about Uncle Bo’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jon and Lori "
    -Jon and Lori Smith

  • "We are both saddened to hear about uncle Bo our deepest sympathies at this sad unexpected time "
    -Thomas and Liza Wilson

  • "So sad, So sorry to hear this. Bo was so friendly to us and many others, I'm sure. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family "
    -Joseph & Charron Allsworth

  • "Mrs. Smith, Monica and Pat. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband and father. I have so many great memories of the whole family as you know and Mr. Smith was a gem! I was afraid of him when I was a little kid but as I starting growing up I saw the teddy bear that he was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace."
    -Marcia (McGovern) Johnson

  • "Len worked with Bo at Mead. Len retired in 1994. I knew you way back, but I don't remember how we knew each other. We married in 1955 and it has been 67 years. Did we go to Cloverland college at the same time? I worked at Clairmont for 2 and a half years after that.. Our prayers are with you and your family."
    -Leonard VanDrese and Marian (Page) VanDrese

  • "Mrs Smith and Family, I am sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. I worked with Bo at the Mill and had breakfast with him at St.Joes last month. He was a great guy and a good friend! May he Rest In Peace."
    -Charlie Creten

  • "Condolences from the Stacey family at this sad time. We all remember Bo as a pillar of the neighborhood back in the day and have enjoyed his good humor over the years. I will especially miss seeing him at the library. Our sympathies to the whole Smith family. "
    -Carolyn Stacey

  • "My sincere condolences to Bo's entire family. What a great guy!!! Working at the Mill I had many chances to speak to him...and his dry humor always made my day go by faster. Rest in Peace my friend!!!🙏🙏"
    -Gary Lehman

  • "To our dear neighbor of 47 years. We have loved sharing a fence with you for all this time. Many dog treats, words of wisdom and much laughter have passed between our houses. Our kids grew up together. John and Ivan have been the best of friends. They shared grass mowing and snow shoveling and rides to Green Bay. Rest In Peace, John. You will be missed by the Nedeaus. "
    -Ivan and Tillie Nedeau

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