2010-01-21 / Obituaries

Joe Henry Smiley

Services for Joe Henry Smiley, 69, of Athens, were held on Monday, Jan. 12, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Mike Gibbs officiating. Burial followed at Blackjack Cemetery Mr. Smiley died Jan. 8, 2010, in Athens. He was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Athens to the late Joe Bailey and Donnie Mae Hood Smiley, and was a lifelong resident of the community.

He served two years in the United States Army and was a member of Baxter Baptist Church.

Joe Henry was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Lee Smiley and Justin Rudy Smiley. Survivors include sons, Terry Lee Smiley of Beckville and Timmy Lynn Smiley of Glen Rose; brothers, Joffery Smiley and Jim Don Smiley, both of Tyler; Ronnie Jack Smiley of Chandler; sisters, Margaret Bostick of Athens, Shirley Culpepper of Irving; and seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Nephews served as pallbearers.

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