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 Gordon Eugene Smiley

Gordon Eugene Smiley

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 15 May 1982 (aged 36)
Speedway, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Section 8, Row 15, Lot 25, Grave 1, Fifteen rows up from the road
Memorial ID 5421 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5421
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Eugene Smiley (20 Apr 1946–15 May 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5421, citing Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .