Joyce V. Smitley, 83, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 6:31 AM on Sunday, November 02, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on Thursday, May 28, 1931, in Jefferson Township, Adams County, IN. He married Rose Ann “Steinbrunner” Smitley on Saturday, October 08, 1949 in Kentucky. Joyce was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson Township High School where he had played basketball for four years. Joyce was a Veteran serving as a U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor from 1949-1952. Joyce retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne, IN. He attended High Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his Wife - Rose Ann Smitley, Geneva, IN, Daughter - Dianna Morningstar, Berne, IN, Son - Stanley (Wife, Cathy) Smitley, Monroe, IN, Daughter - Katrina "Kathy" Smitley, Clearwater, FL, Daughter – Tammy “Smitley” (Husband, Dean) Hummel, Berne, IN Brother - Darrol (Wife, Phyllis) Smitley, Geneva, IN, Sister – Margie Andrews, Angola, IN, 6 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Gr. Gr. Grandchild,
He was preceded in death by his Father - Ralph Smitley, Mother - Alta Mae (Yaney) Smitley, Brother – Chester Smitley, Brother – Grant Smitley, Brother – Ralph Jr. Smitley, Sister – Melba Overman, Sister – Christine (Teenie) Hofstetter, Sister – Verlyn Cook, and Sister – Lela Kelly.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
A service to celebrate his life will be at Downing & Glancy Funeral at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 06, 2014 with Pastor Michele Isch officiating. Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.
Military Graveside rights will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps.
Preferred memorials: Donor's Choice