Oley Smith

January 24, 1954 - July 17, 2019

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Monday, July 22, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Church of the True God


Tuesday, July 23, 1:00 PM
Church of the True God


Oley Smith, 65, of Mongo died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at his residence.

He was born January 24, 1954, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to Arthur and Henrietta (Oliver) Smith.

On July 9, 1977, in West Virginia he married Shirley Bolen.

Mr. Smith served as the Pastor at the Stroh United Baptist Church. He previously operated his own business, TT&T Trucking. He formerly worked at Starcraft Boats in Topeka and Vestil Manufacturing in Angola.

Oley enjoyed coon hunting, playing horseshoes, and being with his family. Among his greatest joys was as a volunteer in jail ministry at the Angola jail and the Chain of Lakes Correctional Facility near Albion, going to church, and helping people.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Smith of Mongo; daughter, Jennie (Stacy) Faulkner of Ethridge, Tennessee; three sons, Timothy (Virginia) Smith of Kendallville, Arthur (Charity Sparklin) Smith of South Milford, and Billie (Audrey Garcia) Smith of South Milford; eight grandchildren, Aavery Faulkner, Brittany Smith, Maddyson Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Dakota Smith, Hayden Smith, Elijah Smith, and Jeffrey Smith; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathleen (John) Slone of Columbia City, Edwina (Jim) Patrick of Warsaw, and Naomi Smith of Columbia City; three brothers, Bud (Dawn) Smith of Mongo, Doug (Maria) Smith of Ligonier, and Mack (Ann Martinez) Smith of Ligonier; a sister-in-law, Linda (Verlo) Bontrager of Stroh; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Bolen of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Emma Grace Smith; two sisters, Edna Smith and Betty Ann Smith Rodman; a brother, Harold Dean Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Bolen and Larry Bolen.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the True God, north of South Milford, with Pastor Ron Bell officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tim Smith, Hot Rod Smith, Billie Smith, Stacy Faulkner, Kenny Fugate, Hubba Bubba Moore, Eli Smith, and Bill Wicker.

Calling is Monday, July 22, 2019, after 2 p.m. at the Church of the True God where there will be an evening service at 6 p.m.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Monday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Lisa ritchie
July 24th, 2019 11:34am
Rome City IN

He was one great per4 will miss him always.

Robert and Lisa terry
July 23rd, 2019 12:08am
Waynesboro tn.

U will be missed by many

Don & Claudia Cornett
July 22nd, 2019 2:36pm

Sorry for your loss, but it is Heavens gain. Prayers

Teresa Loffer
July 21st, 2019 2:08am

So sorry Shirley! Olie was such a good man and I'm thankful for everything he has done for our family.

Wanda Sparkman
July 20th, 2019 5:58pm
Rome City

So sorry for your loss Shirley prayers for you and your family.

Jenny Reed combs
July 20th, 2019 2:13am

Sorry for the less he was a very nice man I just seen him at the bank told him I'll see you first church

Rev.Larry & Fay Anglemyer Sr
July 19th, 2019 6:29pm

Thoughts and prayers for y'all

Noreen Elser
July 19th, 2019 4:32pm
Wolcottville ln

My heart goes out to you all