Dunbar

James E. Smalley, 96, of Dunbar, PA died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home.

He was born May 15, 1923, in Newark, Delaware, son of the late Frederick G. Smalley & Laura Watson Smalley.

He was the retired owner-operator of Smalley Auto Wreckers, Smalley's General Store, Antique Shop, & a delivery service in Connellsville.

He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. He was the recipient of the Knights of the French Legion Honor Medal, the Purple Heart, & other medals.

He was a forest fire warden, belonged to the Old Time Fiddlers, Ridgeview Grange #1948, Bear Run Church of the Brethren, & he played with Joe Long & the Dunbar Mountain Boys, the Foggy Mountain Band, & various other bands.

He's survived by children, Mary K. (Sam) Hiles, Nancy Rogers, Connie (Richard) Ruff, Frances (Dan) Rosensteel, Jimmie Ann (James T. Jr) Fosbrink; brother, George R Smalley; grandchildren, Debbie (Steve), Daniel H, James (Stacy), Penny (Bob), Jenny (Jim), Shirley (Terry), Marty (Shannon), Danny R (Lori), Heather (Josh), Holly (Joseph), J.T. (Jordan); 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Smalley in 2006; son-in-law, Merle Rogers; infant sister, Sylvia; brothers, Roy, Fred 'Doc', & Clyde Smalley.

Friends will be received Friday, 7 to 9 & Saturday, 2 to 4 & 6 to 9 in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St, Dunbar

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.

Interment to follow in Hays-Smalley Cemetery. A Military Service will be accorded graveside.

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