William Gary Smelley
Tuscaloosa} William Gary Smelley, also known as Bill, age 69 went to be with his Lord on February 23, 2019. Services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Moundville Baptist Church at 11:00 am with Rev. Jason Duckett officiating. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11: 00 am at the church. Magnolia Chapel South is directing.
He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Mane Smelley, mother; Helen Ruth Smelley and father; Aubrey Curtis Smelley, grandparents; Norma Vivian Evelyn Rhodes Smelley, and Andrew Curtis Smelley.
Survivors include his daughters; Amelia Carol McKnight, Daphne Kay Langlands, Laura Mane Richardson, Vivian Nicole Smelley, sons; Donald Ray Fikes, David Kelley Fikes, sister; Carol Elaine Simons, brothers; Joel Andrew Smelley, Aubrey Curtis Smelley, Jr., grandchildren; April Caitlan Eaton, Chase Aubrey Langlands, Matthew Tyler Fikes, Cameron Ross Mellott, Austin Troy Fikes, Chloe Alise Langlands, Dakota David Fikes, Aubree Caitlan Kelley Mikayla Danielle Fikes, Diana Elizabeth Fikes and Gentry Lee Kelley.
Mr. Smelley was a faithful member of Moundville Baptist Church where he served the Lord in many different rolls. He was a retired teacher of the Tuscaloosa County School System where he taught electronics, computer technology, and robotics. Mr. Smelley proudly served 22 years in the Navy where he retired as an Electronics Master Chief.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Richardson, Austin Fikes, Dakota Fikes, Matthew Fikes, Cameron Mellot, Wayne Christian, Richard McCray and David Fikes.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Saving Forgotten Warriors.