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Rodger L. Smiley, 59, of Landisburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Hershey Medical Center.  He was born on October 19, 1956 in Carlisle, and is a son of Opal Y (Paulus) Smiley of Shermans Dale and the late Harold R. Smiley.

Rodger graduated from West Perry High School.  He was employed with Nestle-Purina Co. in Mechanicsburg for many years.  Rodger was a member of Landisburg Church of God.  He loved watching NASCAR and enjoyed detailing cars.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Debra A. (Beam) Smiley, two sons; Jeremy M. Smiley (Grace) of Rochester, NH and Alex B. Smiley (Jen) of Duncannon, one sister, Darla R. Lupfer of Shermans Dale, two brothers, Kevin J. Smiley (Teresa) of Shermans Dale and Darrell L. Smiley (Lisa) of Mechanicsburg, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one brother-in-law, Dennis Lupfer.

A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 followed by funeral services at 12:00 p.m. in the Bible Baptist Church, 1757 New Bloomfield Rd., New Bloomfield, with Pastor Trevor Lightner officiating.  Burial will be in Shermans Dale Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

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It is with both sorrow at the loss of such a dear friend and neighbor and joy knowing Rodger is undoubtedly walking with the Lord that we send our most heartfelt condolences to Deb and family. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to have known Rodger and we are better people for it. He will be missed greatly!!! We must remain strong in the faith and we WILL find peace in the Lords comforting embrace. God Bless you Deb and family....

The Arner Family

Deb, Jeremy, Alex and Family
So sorry to hear of Roger's death. I know he was a great father and husband. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Ed and Loretta

Deb My heart goes out to you - words cannot express my sorrow for you. I will be up to see you soon, but know my thoughts and prayers are with You. Love Nola

Nola Benbow

Deb, Jeremy, and Alex,
There are no words that can express what is on my heart at this time. Know that I love you and I am praying for you and your families. Lean on God and your family members and friends for what you need.

Love in Christ Jesus,
Ron and Brenda Dupert

Alex & Jen & family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything.
Will Sakala

So sorry about your loss hope you all great hope and God bless
Doris fair

I am so shocked and saddened by the news about Rodger. My heart goes out to you Deb, Opal, Donnie and Dot and the rest of the family. Everybody loved Rodger! I'm so sorry that I am unable to attend the viewing or funeral, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Darrell
Darrell Beam
We send you thoughts of comfort, peace and courage.
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your grief.
Harry Hassel & Family
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Since 1853
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