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Carl W. Smiley

Carl W. Smiley

Carl William Smiley, 87, of Deltaville was born April 15, 1926, in Alma, Michigan, and passed away July 11, 2013. 

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort destroyer “Bostwick” in World War II, came home, went to college and graduated from Detroit Institute of Technology as a mechanical engineer. He worked for Allied Chemical/Honeywell in Hopewell after transferring from Detroit, Mich., Buffalo, N.Y., and Philadelphia, Pa.

He met his wife Shirley at a wedding. He was an usher and she was a bridesmaid. They were married 65 years this past June.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Gail Cole; a son, Alan Smiley; two grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ester Kerrigan and Virginia Robertson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

posted 07.23.2013

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