Harold R. Smiley, 73, of Shermans Dale, passed
away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at his home. He was born on Saturday, April 1, 1939, in Shermans Dale, a
son of the late Donald A. Smiley, Sr. and Elma R. (Shearer) Smiley.
Harold attended the former Perry Joint School in New Bloomfield. He retired from
the Nestle Purina Co., Mechanicsburg. Harold was an active member of the Bible Baptist Church in New Bloomfield. He was a
member of the Shermans Dale Fire Co. and Camp Smiley of Potter County. Harold was a devout follower and had a deep love of
the Lord. He enjoyed and was always willing to help people, loved tinkering, repairing things and flea markets. He was a dedicated
husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Opal Y. (Paulus) Smiley, four children;
Rodger L. Smiley (and wife, Debra) of Landisburg, Darla R. Lupfer (and husband, Dennis) of Shermans Dale, Kevin J. Smiley
(and wife, Teresa) of Shermans Dale and Darrell L. Smiley (and wife, Lisa) of Mechanicsburg, three brothers; Donald Smiley,
Jr. and John Smiley, both of Shermans Dale and Lester Smiley of New Bloomfield, one sister, Yvonne (Smiley) Bailey of Shermans
Dale, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by one brother,
Norman "Bill" Smiley and one sister, Evelyn (Smiley) Kreiser.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in the
Bible Baptist Church, 1757 New Bloomfield Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068, with Pastors James God and Frank Hall officiating.
Burial will follow in Young’s United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale. A viewing will be held on Saturday at the church
from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of
flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to the church for the purchase of bibles to be distributed
in South America.
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So sorry for your loss. May the peace and comfort that only God can give
through this time of grief.
Luke and Rachel (Kitner) Holtry
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. he will be sorely missed by all
of us who knew him. he was a very good friend to everybody. My sympathy is with Opal and her loving family.
AuntOpal, and families, I'm
so sorry to hear about Uncle Harold, We will really miss him. He was always ready to help people. God will be with all the
family. God Bless You All.
JuanitaGassiot,Micheal Strunk , Randy Strunk and family
We worked together at Carnation for years, miss you.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
We will miss him, but know he is in the
presence of the Lord.
One day we will see him again.
Barry and Sally Kilmore
Harold was a man that lived his faith. He touched our lives with his compassion and kindness.
He will be missed. May your memories comfort you and your faith give you strength.
The Hassel Family
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