Marcus Ray Smedley
Marcus Ray Smedley
  • May 1, 1931 - August 16, 2017
  • Mesquite, Texas

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Marcus Ray Smedley was born on May 1, 1931 in Cove, Arkansas to David Mark and Altha Izora Cook Smedley. He passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Dallas at the age of 86. He was a retired Firefighter with the city of Dallas. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. In addition to his parents and 9 siblings, Marcus was preceded in death by his daughter Carol Lynn Doss. Funeral Services with Fireman Honors will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 in the chapel of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home on Garland Road at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Smedley is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Geraldine Daniel Smedley, daughter Nancy Kay Bright and husband Jim; son Marcus Alan Smedley and wife Eileen; grandchildren Kasie Johnson, Bryan Doss, Tori Doss, Kristi Lewis, Candi Aycock, Connie Terrell, Thomas Smedley, Mairi Smedley, Matilda Smedley; great-grandchildren Zachary Lewis, Austin Johnson, Taylor Doss, Chase Lewis, Jordan Johnson, Domini Terrell, Garett Lewis, Adalyn Johnson, Avery Aycock, Molly Aycock, Madison Aycock, Nova Terrell, Nathan Aycock, Johnny Terrell; sisters Bonnie Johnston, Wanda Mulholland; brother Bob Smedley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also a member of the Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church and Dr. Craig Christina will be officiating the service.

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.