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.