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Roy Stanley "Buzz'' Smiles

Died: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Age: 63
Roy Stanley “Buzz’’ Smiles, age 63, a lifetime resident of the Romeo area, died Thursday, December 10, 2009 at his home.

He was born July 12, 1946 in Mt. Clemens, the son of Larry and Virginia (Bade) Smiles. He graduated from Romeo High School in 1964 lettering in football, basketball and baseball.

Mr. Smiles attended and played football at Ferris State University for a year and then served his country in Vietnam with the U.S. Army for two years. He was employed and retired after 30 years as a Parts Analyst at Ford Tractor in Troy.

Mr. Smiles enjoyed his yard work, his tractors and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Smiles of Shelby Township; two brothers, Richard (Jeanie) Smiles of Romeo and Walter (Lesta) Smiles of Cassopolis, MI; three children, Brad (Patty) Smiles of Oxford, Sheila Smiles (Andy) of Chesterfield and Diana Smiles of Kalamazoo; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Devin, Abigail and Rebecca. Neighbors and “part of the family’’ are Bill and Diane Braun. His nephews include Jeff (Michelle), Terry (Kristi) Todd, Dave (Tracy), and Mike (Jennifer). Buzz’s cousins include Chris (Diane) and their daughter Shannon, Adam (Kathy) Smelis and Tim (Kates) Smelis. He was predeceased by his father, Larry Smiles.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 14 at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Burial took place at the Bruce-Armada Cemetery. Pastor Marge Munger of the Lake Orion United Methodist Church officiated.
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