Smoky Mountain Dreams

The long, hard road of Red Smiley



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Proud Relative of Red's

Red's father and my 2nd Great Grandmother Ida Smiley Breedlove were siblings. The Smiley Reunion is held annually at the Cold Spring Baptist Church and Red's accomplishments are often affectionately remembered by this musically talented family which includes many cousins who sing and/or play very well. I was a Deputy Sheriff and was honored to escort Red to his final resting place on this planet. In fact this was the last time I was able to talk to Uncle Arthur Lee (Red's father) as his health often limited his traveling until he passed away Nov. 19, 1986 in Maryville, Tn.

Bill Burnett more than 8 years ago


My Grandmother and grandfather helped his wife Gladys to take care of funeral arrangements when Red was buried in Bryson City.

Christie Smith more than 6 years ago