Jeff Smiley

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Jeff Smiley

September 23, 1953 - February 19, 2019

Jeff Smiley Joe Jeffery "Jeff" Smiley, 65, of Tifton passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at his residence. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Tifton with the Rev. Chip Grantham officiating. Mr. Smiley will be laid to rest at 1:00 p.m. March 2, 2019, at the Hinesville Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Social Hall of Tifton's First United Methodist Church immediately following the service.
Born September 23, 1953 in Jesup, Mr. Smiley was the son of Louise Keith Smiley Goodson of Hinesville and the late Rufus Kenneth Smiley, Sr. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Rufus Kenneth Smiley, Jr. He graduated from the Braswell Institute in Hinesville and Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. He formerly worked at the commissary location in Fort Stewart and was self-employed in land management.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Smiley is survived by his wife, Sharon Wommack Krabbe Smiley of Tifton; his children and their spouses, Korri Krabbe Jones and husband Jeremy, Traci Krabbe Haswell and husband Jarrett and Kelli Krabbe Garner and husband Daniel; his grandchildren, Seth and Sy Jones, Ana and Samuel Haswell and Abbe and Dru Garner; one sister, Patricia Smiley Graddy and husband Len; a sister-in-law, Angie Smiley; his nieces, Alison Smiley Hugli and husband Brian and Heather Graddy; his nephew, Kenneth Smiley III and wife Teri; several great-nieces; and a great-nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Tift County Fire and Rescue, 340 Tifton-Eldorado Road, Tifton, GA 31794; or the Tift County Humane Society, 278 Georgia Highway 125 South, Tifton, GA 31794.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Smiley family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on February 21, 2019
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Saturday February 23, 2019

11:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

107 West 12th Street, Tifton, GA, USA

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Saturday February 23, 2019

12:00 PM

First United Methodist Church Social Hall

107 West 12th Street, Tifton, GA, USA

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Clarence Conner
Feb 24, 2019
Jeff was a groomsman in my wedding in 1973 while we were students at Brewton-Parker College. Very likable guy and a good friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to Jeff's family.
Herb Daniel
Feb 23, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff. I remember him so well. We both graduated from Bradwell and Bewton-Parker college. I use to ride back-and-forth from college to Hinesville with Jeff. He was a great guy. I am so very sorry for your loss and I wish I had been able to see him once again and renew our friendship of so many years ago. He is in a much better place with our Lord and Savior. My deepest sympathy to all of his family and close friends in this enormous loss.