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David E. Smalley


1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
David E. Smalley Obituary
David E. Smalley, 71, of Hillsdale, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. He was born August 28, 1945 in Paulding,Ohio to Daniel and Myrtle (Callahan) Smalley. He married Marian "Blondie" Terrill on May 8, 1982 and she preceded him in death on July 13, 2014.
David was formerly employed at Essex Wire and was also a farmer. He served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was an avid horseman and loved horse pulling.
Survivors include one son, David (Sylvia) Smalley of Arizona; step-children, Shirley Gratz and Susan Clark, both of Montpelier, and Larry (Ruby) Gratz of Hillsdale; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Pinson of West Virginia and Nancy Adams of Hillsdale.
David was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian; daughter, Alaine; step-daughter, Diane; and two brothers, Dan and Steve.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no services or calling hours at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 1, 2017
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