Age 86, of Brant Township, passed away Sunday evening, July 7, 2019, at Sparrow Health System in Lansing.

He was born in Mio Oct. 17, 1932, the son of Lewis and Thelma Bugbee. Jack graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. He was a proud and honorably discharged U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War in South Africa.

He was united in marriage to Barbara J. Ringler April 22, 1971. They lived in Chesaning before moving to Brant Township 37 years ago. Jack and Barbara enjoyed many winters in Florida and many summers in Frankfort, where he enjoyed fishing in Lake Michigan.

Mr. Bugbee was a steamfitter and owned and operated Carmac Contractors, an industrial piping business in Alma, before retiring in 1988. He served his apprenticeship with UAW Local 85 Plumbers & Steamfitters and was a member for more than 68 years.

Jack was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesaning. He had a love for hunting, fishing, golfing, maintaining his yard and spending time with family. He enjoyed his woods, the wildlife and feeding the birds. Jack was proud of his deep-sea spear fishing in South Africa.

Those left to cherish his memory included his beloved wife of more than 48 years, Barbara; children Nancy (Paul) Doane of Wyoming, Michigan, Brian (Sheila) Bugbee of Midland, Cathy (Tim) Parks of Grand Rapids, Jeff (Peggy) Bugbee of Merrill, Jackie (Phil) Rood of Comstock Park, and Jamie (Matt) Jankowski of Bay City; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; stepsons Michael (Vicki) McCalpin and Patrick McCalpin (and friend, Nina); three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; sister Lynette (Gordon) Netzley of Shepherd; brother Bob (Jolene) Bugbee of Georgia; brother-in-law Norman (Sally) Moon of Stanton; many nieces and nephews; and other loving family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by grandson Nicholas Bugbee, daughter and son-in-law Connie and Doug Kennedy, sister Janice Moon, and sister and brother-in law Bonnie and Jim Carroll.

The Rev. Timothy Woycik will officiate at the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Brady Road (M-57). Private burial with military funeral honors will be later at Wildwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Misiuk Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of the funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at

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