The Passing of Morris Smiley

The VirtualBoxwell Team is sad to announce the passing of Morris Smiley.  Smiley was one of those unique staff members whose careers spanned two Boxwells.  Smiley worked as a youth Kitchen Staff member at Rock Island in 1953 and later served as an Assistant Cook at the current Boxwell on Old Hickory Lake from 1996-1998.

Below is an edited obituary.  You may read the full version here.

Morris Smiley (1935 – 2014)

Ridgetop, TN

Passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2 p.m., at Austin & Bell Greenbrier Chapel, with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating.

He was preceded in death by parents, Turner Pat & Inez Smiley; son-in-law, Terry Worden; great-grandson, Jordan Matthew Starnes; brother-in-law, Bill Hand.

He retired from Ford Glass Plant after 39 yrs. & was a member of BSA Troop 151 for 65 yrs.

He is survived by wife of 51 yrs., Betty Smiley; daughters, Jeanine Smiley (Cecil Jordan), Sandra Worden, Ellan Brooks (Michael), Donna Smiley; brother, Leo Smiley (Joyce); sisters, Patricia Ralph (Kenneth) & Jeannine Hand; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit Saturday, 2-8 p.m. & Sunday, 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment with military honors Spring Hill Robertson County.

Donations may be made “In Memory of Morris Smiley” to Highland Chapel Union Church Bldg. Fund or Middle TN Council of Boy Scouts of America, c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy. 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073; (615) 643-4000. Full obit: www.austinandbell.com

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