Obituary: David E. Smidley



David E. Smidley, 73, Noblesville, died Dec. 1 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. He was born April 24, 1942 to Richard and Mildred (Thornburg) Smidley in Muncie.

David was a 1960 graduate of Warren Central High School and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force in the Vietnam era. He was a group leader for 10 years for the Federal Government in Defense Finance & Accounting and also worked with Naval Avionics for eight years and RCA for 20 years in Indianapolis. David attended First United Methodist Church in Noblesville and was involved with the youth program in the 1970s. He was a 50-year member of the Noblesville American Legion Post 45 and was involved with Noblesville Babe Ruth Baseball. David enjoyed women’s and girls’ softball and was an avid Noblesville Millers basketball fan. He enjoyed watching television and loved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

David is survived by his wife, Betty Kay Smidley; brother, Steven (Joyce) Smidley; mother-in-law, Lois Jean Mills; sisters-in-law, Karen (Sam) Swadley, Marsha Stitt and Barbara (Jerry) Womack; brother-in-law, Bob Mills; several nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Tyler and Libby.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles W. Mills.

Memorial contributions may be made to Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St., Noblesville, IN 46060; or Noblesville American Legion Post #45, 1094 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060.