Obituary for Marion Smiley, 86

November 13,1935 To March 09,2022,


Funeral Services
1 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macon, MO.

Woodlawn Cemetery - Macon, MO

Family's Choice

Fayette resident, Marion Smiley, 86, passed away March 9, 2022, at Ashely Manor in Boonville, MO. Marion Dale Smiley was born in Brunswick, MO on November 13, 1935, a son to the late Clarence and Opal (Burton) Smiley. Marion graduated from Armstrong High School with the class of 1954. Upon graduating, Marion enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country as a Medical Corpsman and was honorably discharged on August 18, 1960. On June 13, 1958, Marion married the love of his life, Lala Marie Smith in Boonesboro, MO. As a couple, they enjoyed over 61 years of marriage. Lala preceded him in death on March 20, 2020. Marion had a strong work ethic being a lifelong farmer. Throughout his career he tended to his livestock, which included cattle, sheep and hogs. In his free time, Marion enjoyed attending auctions. Survivors include his son, Dale Smiley of Farmington, MO; grandson, Billy (Allison Holem) Smiley of Fayette, MO; and three great-grandchildren, Nikita, Shawn and Sierra. A graveside service with military honors will be 1 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macon, MO, with Rev. Albert Oetman officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Family’s Choice, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy. 5 & 240 N., Fayette, MO 65248.