SWEET, JAY ELWYN of Goodrich; died April 11, 2019. He was 85.
Born February 25, 1934 in Forester Twp., Michigan to the late Leslie and Susie (nee: Innes) Sweet. He married Eileen Dawson on July 21, 1956 in Palms, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Sweet; four children, Victoria (Donald) Whiting, Jay Sweet, James Sweet and Russell (Jennifer) Sweet; 12 grandchildren, David Whiting, Michael Whiting, Daniel Whiting, Rebekah Whiting, Timothy Whiting, Jacob Sweet, Christina Algate, Sarah Morris, Nicholas Sweet, Zachary Sweet, Andrew Sweet and Allison Sweet; also survived by 6 great grandchildren; he was preceded in death by three siblings, Beulah Robbins, Lyle Sweet and Marie Sweet. Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from United Airlines. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lakeview Community Church 10023 S. State Road, Goodrich. Luncheon to follow. Military honors will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements were entrusted to VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. To send a condolence, go to