Earl Dean Smitley, 80, of Marshall, IL passed away 1:00 AM Sunday, September 30, 2012 in the VA Illiana Health Care Center at Danville, IL. He was formerly employed at Velsicol in Marshall and had worked as a security guard at TRW and Mill Creek Park at Marshall. He was born July 5, 1932 at Marshall, IL, the son of Elmer Smitley and Gertie Moore Smitley. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Jerry Bays, William Smitley and George Smitley all of Marshall, Stanley Smitley and Linda Phillips of Paris, IL and a person who he thought as a daughter, Peggy Lucas. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Smitley, Don Smitley and George Smitley and several half brothers and sisters. He was a veteran of the Air Force and was a member of Clark Co. Post #90 of the American Legion and VFW Post #5975 of Marshall, IL. He was a graduate of Marshall High School. Military graveside rites will be conducted 2:15 PM Thursday by Clark Co. Post #90 and VFW Post #5975 of Marshall at the Auburn Cemetery, rural Marshall. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 PM Thursday at Pearce Funeral Home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn Cemetery Association.