Dr. David Smiley, 85, of Atlanta

Dr. David Smiley, 85, of Atlanta


Dr. David T. Smiley, 85, of Atlanta, died on February 4, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Gloria Smiley; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Linda Smi- ley, Atlanta; son, Carl Smiley, Atlanta; daughter, Janice Hazlehurst, Chico, Califor- nia, daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Robert Armstrong, Johnson City, Tenn.; and step- daughters and sons-in-laws, Elizabeth and Paul Locke, Arlington, Va. and Laura and Gerald Welsh, Anchorage Ark.; and 11 grandchildren, Richard and Hilary Smiley, David, Ryan, and Christopher Hazlehurst, Phillip and Michael Sholes, Rachel, Isaac, and Elijah Locke and Arthur Welsh. His sister, Irene Bossen, of Atlanta, predeceased him. Dr. Smiley was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised and lived in Atlanta. He graduated from Boys High School in 1946. Dr. Smiley was a graduate of both Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smiley practiced otolaryngology in Atlanta for over 40 years. Dr. Smiley was an U.S. Air Force veteran and obtained the rank of captain. After his retirement from clinical practice, he worked for the Military Entrance Processing Service. Dr. Smiley and his wife traveled widely. In his younger days, Dr. Smiley was an avid golfer, bicycle rider and skier. He was also a dedicated and talented musician, and started his own band called the AZA Aces in his teen years. He continued to play clarinet and saxophone with the Sentimental Journey Orchestra and the Callanwalde Concert Band, and in 2013 Dr. Smiley received special recognition for over 40 years of service to the bands and music. Dr. Smiley was known for his sweet tooth and witty sense of humor. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services were held at noon on Thurs., Feb. 6 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.

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