Michael Edward Smith, J.R. was born October 26, 1982 to Linda Sue Vandenbush and Michael Edward Smith, Sr. Better known to his friends as J.R. J.R. was unexpectedly summoned to his eternal home November 13, 2019.
Most of his life he called Milwaukee home. The only thing he loved more than his city, cars, sub systems and motorcycles, was his family. If J.R. considered you family, you knew you were loved. The main loves of his life being his remarkable rock, his wife Kimberly, and his sons Carter, Dominic, Michael, and Quinn.
Preceded in death by his mother Linda Sue Vandenbush, and his sister Michelle Smith. Survived by his father Michael Edward Smith, Sr., his brothers Jason Vandenbush and Nicholas Smith, his sister Angelica Vandenbush, his loving wife Kimberly Smith, and his forever beloved sons Carter Edward Smith, Dominic Edward Smith, Michael Edward Smith III, and Quinn Edward Smith. Further survived by his self adopted mother Suzanne Garduno brother from another mother Thomas “Turtle” Klitzka, and his sisters from other misters Christina Williams and Tanya Mims. As well as many other friends and family afar.
Visitation Tuesday November 26, 11am funeral to follow. In lieu of flowers the family has a gofundme set up to help with burial expenses.