Born in Mobile, Ala., Smiley has lived in the Fulton and Granby areas for most of his life. He had worked for Wal-Mart in Fulton and for DMG in Baldwinsville for several years.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid Chicago Bears and New York Mets fan. For the last three years, he has sponsored local softball teams.
He was predeceased by his father, LeRoy Smiley Sr., who died in 2007; a grandson, Jayson Crandall II; and his uncle, John Smiley.
He is survived by his wife, the former April Cooper; children, Katrina, David, LaTosha, Tiffany, John, and Nathaniel; siblings, Theresa, Vernell, Charles and Samantha; grandchildren, Wyatt, Ethan, Ayanna, Mykayla, Akeylla, Drake, Trinity, DenaRae, SkyLynne, Nickolas, Issaic, Samuel, Drake, and Theresa; uncles, Aaron and CC; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, 13069.
Contributions in memory of LeRoy may be made to American Lung Association of CNY, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, 12210 or Parents of Special Children, 2 Tower Dr., Fulton, 13069.