December 16, 1928 - April 29, 2022
John Francis Sovey (Jack), 93 of Shelby Twp., MI (originally from Roseville, MI) passed away peacefully at Beaumont Hospital on April 29, 2022. John was born on December 16, 1928, in Roseville, MI to Frank and Lillian Sovey. John graduated Roseville High School Class of 1948. After graduation John joined the Army and spent 2 years and 4 months in Colorado Springs, CO. John married the love of his life and childhood sweetheart Doris Ann Carpenter on September 9, 1950. Together they raised their family in Fraser, MI until their retirement, moving to Richmond, MI to settle into a small-town lifestyle. John retired from Michigan Bell, Mt. Clemens MI as a career long Lineman. John, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping especially with his kids and grandkids. John and Doris loved to travel and visited 51 of 52 States except for Rhode Island. They took a spectacular 6-week trip with a motorhome from their home in Fraser to Alaska and back. To this day John has passed on seven glorious VCR tapes to his family to view of their trip. Other passions include duck carvings that he has passed onto his children, and he was a wonderful gardener up until about 5 years ago. John is survived by his bride of 71 years Doris Ann Sovey, his children David & Crystal (Kawel) Sovey, Stephen & Eileen (Witkosky) Sovey, Susan Sovey (Shelley); Grandchildren Jonathon Sylvan, David John Sovey, Sandra Hebert, Christopher Sovey, Kurtis Sovey, Emily Sovey and John William Sovey; Great grandchildren Lyra Sylvan and Cecilla Sovey. John was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lillian Sovey and sister Dorothy Hamming. John will rest in peace at Great Lakes National Memorial Cemetery in Holly, MI. An immediate family service will be held prior to John’s burial.
John Francis Sovey (Jack), 93 of Shelby Twp., MI (originally from Roseville, MI) passed away peacefully at Beaumont Hospital on April 29, 2022. John was born on December 16, 1928, in Roseville, MI to Frank and Lillian Sovey. John graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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