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Gordon Smiley
Birth: Apr. 20, 1946
Death: May 15, 1982

Auto racer. A 2-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, Smiley was killed when his car struck the third turn wall and disintegrated as he attempted to qualify for the 1982 500-mile classic. There would be no more fatalities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until driver Jovy Marcelo lost his life on May 15, 1992-exactly ten years after Smiley's accident. 
Calvary Cemetery
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section 8, Row 15, Lot 25, Grave 1, Fifteen rows up from the road
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Record added: May 15, 1999
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Godspeed to you Gordon
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015

- mj
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014
31 Years Today. Although I miss this flower from your garden, I will feel your spirit at Indy on race day.
 Added: May. 15, 2014
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