Albert W. Smiley

September 25, 2018

Albert W. Smiley, 80, passed away to join his Savior, his best friend/wife, and adored parents on September 25, 2018 at Creasy Springs Legacy Unit Lafayette, Ind. Albert succumbed to the effects of a 3-year battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was born July 7, 1938 in Tippecanoe County, Ind.  He married Carolyn R. Davids on May 10, 1962 and she preceded him in death on November 11, 2015.

Albert was an avid car show enthusiast (Chevys all the way!!) and a huge sprint car fan.  Albert was employed by Purdue University for 43 years (yes….it takes some people a long time to graduate…..Albert’s words…not mine!).  After retirement he enjoyed working on his 55 Chevy, mowing his yard, and spending every waking hour with Carolyn. Albert was a member of the Kilmore United Methodist Church, member  Beard Masonic Lodge (50 yr.), the Scottish Rite and Murat Shine, both of Indianapolis and The Kroozers Car Club. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1962-1966.  Albert grew up in Lafayette, IN and was a Lafayette Jeff Bronco graduate.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 9-11:15 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Kilmore United Methodist Church, 4519 N. CR 0 EW, Frankfort, Ind. A Masonic Service will begin at 11:15 a.m., prior to the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kilmore United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

Albert is survived by three devoted children (all of whom can honestly say they were never once spanked by Albert, but were given some of the best drivers ed coaching ever!!). He is survived by his eldest daughter Angela (Devin) Hoshaw, of Lafayette, his middle child Lisa (Neal) Mitchell, of Frankfort, Ind. and his youngest child Robert “Butch” (Velma) Smiley of Wolcott, IN. He also leaves behind 3 grandchildren Brittany (Letteer) Lewis, Erand (Shal) Hoshaw, and Caleb (Hannah) Robertson, 2 step grandchildren, Brittany and Austin Gonzales, two great granddaughters, Tatum Jayne Robertson and Audrey Madelyn Lewis (both great granddaughters arrived in the last two months), and his only sister Kathryn (Keith) Hiser. Albert loved to tease and torment his sister (actually painted her hair orange as a child!).

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. & Katherine (Getzelmen) Smiley, and his devoted wife and best buddy, Carolyn R. Smiley.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Albert W. Smiley”

  1. Dick & Donna Ticen September 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, but so thankful he is now with his buddy Carolyn. Loved visiting with them at church.

  2. Dawn Barker September 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Dean, Missy Hill & Family September 27, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss and you are all in our prayers.

  4. LaDawna Roberts September 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. I know you are having mixed feelings. You’re very sad & missing him very much, but on the other hand, he is just where he wants to be. So be happy. I had the same feelings when dad passed. Take care.

  5. Tom & Ann Ohl September 27, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was a good friend & car club buddy. He will be missed. Sincerely Tom & Ann

  6. Phil and Gloria Crum September 28, 2018 at 10:35 am

    We are sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. Sincere sympathies for all his friends and family.

  7. Barbara & Wayne Fausett September 28, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Some years back, my husband and I spent many mornings at McDonald’s joking and cutting up with Carolyn and Al. They were good people.
    You are in our prayers. May God comfort your hearts in your loss.

  8. Dave September 28, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Great times.
    Dave doesn’t know words, you know and he knows we, and Albert have had some great times.
    Lots of love……

  9. Jeff Vice September 29, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Prayers for your family. May he finally rest in peace.

  10. Bob, Mary Blake Richards September 29, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Lisa and family, sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed conversations with your parents.

  11. Susan Kuhn October 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    My condolences to the Al Smiley family. I was in Kentucky to spend time with Lesley, Pete and Keith. What a lovely man and his bride, Carolyn. God Bless

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