Smiley, George, Jr. Chester

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM Friday, November 17, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Alzheimer's Association


George Chester Smiley, Jr., of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on November 12, 2017, having reached the age of seventy-seven years, two months and eight days. George was born in St. Louis, MO, on September 4, 1940, son of George Chester Smiley, Sr. and Irene Frieda Wilhelmina Smiley nee Luckett. On May 18, 1963, he was united in marriage to Nancy Carol McCulloch and three children came to bless this union.

George is survived by his wife, Nancy Smiley of St. Clair, MO; by one son, George C. Smiley, III and wife, Robin, of Union, MO; by two daughters, Laura Schneider and husband, Robert, of Labadie, MO and Karen McIntosh and husband, Jeff, of Berthoud, CO; by one sister, Ruth Ann Ball and husband, Francis, of Dawsonville, GA; by one uncle, Elmer Luckett of Shrewsbury, MO; by nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, three brothers-in-law, cousins and many friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr. and Irene Smiley.

George was a Christian and past member of Richmond Heights Presbyterian Church in Richmond Heights, MO. He was a also a past member of Moose Lodge 1086 in Maplewood, MO. After high school George had furthered his education, obtaining Bachelors Degrees in both Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Technology from St. Louis University at Parks College in Cahokia, IL. He also obtained his Masters Degree in Engineering Mechanics from University of Missouri at Rolla, MO. After graduation he began his employment with McDonnell Douglas, now known as Boeing, as a structural engineer. He retired after thirty-three years and then went back as a contractor, working another ten years. George was an outgoing man with a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time at his home at Lake of the Ozarks and pulling his children and grandchildren on water skis was a favorite pastime. He also enjoyed going deer hunting, camping and airplanes. His family was very dear to him and the many wonderful times they have had together and the great memories created will be treasured by them all forever.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, step-grandfather and great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.