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In Memory of

William Henry Smiley

March 30, 1923 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


William Henry Smiley, JR, 93, our beloved father and friend passed away November 25, 2016. William was born in Kemp, Texas on March 30, 1923 to William Henry Smiley, SR and Anna Lois Elmick. William graduated from the original Classen High school, attended Oklahoma City University, and later graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Geology. This degree would lead to his lifelong career as a Geologist in the oil and gas industry. In October of 1948 William proudly joined the United States Navy; he earned a number of medals before he...

William Henry Smiley, JR, 93, our beloved father and friend passed away November 25, 2016. William was born in Kemp, Texas on March 30, 1923 to William Henry Smiley, SR and Anna Lois Elmick. William graduated from the original Classen High school, attended Oklahoma City University, and later graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Geology. This degree would lead to his lifelong career as a Geologist in the oil and gas industry. In October of 1948 William proudly joined the United States Navy; he earned a number of medals before he was honorably discharged in Newport, Rhode Island. William married Sylvia Grace Zagoren and had two boys, Bill and John Smiley.