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Gerald W. Nesmith

Gerald W. Nesmith, of Manchester, MI, age 82, passed away at his home on Friday, May 3, 2019.  He was born on December 9, 1936 in Detroit, MI, to Wesley and Robey (Railey) Nesmith. Gerald had lived in the Manchester area since 2009, moving from Garden City. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Ford Motor Co. for 43 years, retiring in 2000. He was good with his hands, enjoyed construction projects, and working on cars. He built his garage without blueprints. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Chelsea and enjoyed reading the Bible. He also loved watching Westerns, especially John Wayne.

On May 10, 2009 he married Mary A. Fagan, and she survives. Also surviving are three children, Robey Nesmith of Garden City, Mark Longsdorf of Texas, and Katie Longsdorf of Garden City; one granddaughter, Ashland Nesmith, and one brother, Ronald (Linda) Nesmith of Lodi Twp. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie, a son, Wesley, and a brother, Paul.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Pastor Adam Summers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

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