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Herman Berlin Smiley

Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Apr 2016 (aged 86)
Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 161008199 · View Source
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Herman Berlin Smiley, 86, of Craigsville passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Envoy of Staunton. He was born in Staunton on November 30, 1929, and was a son of the late Herman S. and Virginia (Puckett) Smiley.

Herman retired from McQuay in Verona in 1995. He was an avid gardener.

He was united in marriage on April 13, 1951 to Shirley Mae (Ford) Smiley, who preceded him in death on October 17, 2009 after 58 years of marriage.

He is survived by three sons H. Berlin Smiley, Jr. and wife Deborah, of Mt. Sidney, John F. Smiley and wife Constance, of Stuarts Draft and Larry E. Smiley and fiancée Tina C. Sprouse, of Churchville. He is also survived by three grandchildren, John "J.J." Smiley, Jr., Philip Smiley and Daniel Smiley. Great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse W. Smiley.

The family is grateful to his special neighbors, Fred Benson and Harvey Sprouse and caregivers Nina Robertson, Dale Bagarus and the staff at Envoy of Staunton, who helped attend to Mr. Smiley.

A graveside service will be held at Craigsville Community Memorial Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with Rev. Linwood Wilkes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Rescue Squad, 68 W Railroad Ave., Craigsville, VA 24430. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in The News Leader from Apr. 13 to Apr. 16, 2016

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