Arthur ‘Goat’ Smiley Sr., retired from the International Longshoreman Association Local 1248

Arthur 'Goat' Smiley Sr.
Arthur ‘Goat’ Smiley Sr.

Arthur Smiley Sr., of Virginia Beach, affectionately known as “Goat,” was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The son of the late William Henry Smiley Sr. and the late Mrs. Dorothy Smiley, he was a native of Princess Anne County.

Arthur was one of nine children and retired from the International Longshoreman Association Local 1248.

He was preceded in death by his late wife, Diane Smiley; brothers, William Jr., and Raymond “Rainfrog.” He leaves to cherish his memory with his son, Arthur “Goat” Jr. (Marlo); four daughters, Aretha Smiley, Diane Elam (Marcus), Belinda Privott and Annette Woodhouse; six siblings, Ben Smiley (Veronica), Johnnie Smiley (Ethel), Earl Smiley (Thelma), Corine Conyers (Pete), Bessie Hyman (James) and Rosa; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 182 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at the church sanctuary at 11 a.m. followed by interment in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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