Russell Smiley

WATERVILLE – Russell Smiley, 59, unexpectedly passed and was welcomed by the Lord June 14, 2021. He was born Jan. 11, 1962 in Glens Falls, N.Y., a son of Robert and Eunice (Bellrose) Bowers.

He enjoyed fixing things, hunting, fishing, artistry, and most of all long conversations. He was a cheerful giver, always helping a friend or stranger in need. There was never a day that went by that he was not making plans to help someone. His gift was talking; he could talk about every subject and his sense of humor would brighten your day.

His granddaughter Natalie held a special place in his heart. She was his Natty and he was her Bampa. His nieces and nephews will always remember him as their “Uncle Bud.” His brother and sisters are grateful to have been blessed with a wonderful brother.

He is survived by his siblings, Robert Bowers of Middlesex, Vt., Patricia Gilbert and husband Bruce of Dexter, Nancy Gray and husband Christopher of Plymouth; nieces and nephews Vanessa McEwen, Beth McEwen, Christopher Gilbert, Kelsey Bowers, Marcus Bowers, Ryan Bowers; and granddaughter Natalie Smiley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Linda Bowers.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

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