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Gordon Eugene Smiley
Birth: Apr. 20, 1946
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: May 15, 1982
Speedway
Marion County
Indiana, USA

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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry Eugene Smiley (1911 - 1975)
  Elaine Winston Smiley (1915 - 1993)
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Omaha
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 5421
Gordon Eugene Smiley
Added by: Rhonda Mims-Brown
 
Gordon Eugene Smiley
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Gordon Eugene Smiley
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Always in my thoughts on this special day in May.
- Rhonda Mims-Brown
 Added: May. 24, 2015
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: May. 15, 2015
Happy Birthday. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
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