Dustin Skylar Creg Smiley, 28, passed away peacefully at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
A visitation will be held
at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to
8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced, which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields are required. A private funeral service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories on Tuesday, Dec. 22, with the Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Interment at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Dustin was born on June 8, 1992, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dustin is the son of Robert and Tina Smiley. Dustin was a 2010 graduate of Kennedy High School. He attended Kirkwood Community College, where he received his degree in Diesel Mechanics. After graduating, he worked for 7 1/2 years at Gatr Trucks in Cedar Rapids, until his passing.
To know Dustin was to know his playfulness, loyalty, positive cheerful uplifting attitude and his big bear hugs. Dustin loved listening to music, the Packers, woodturning, poker with friends, bowling and, most importantly, spending quality time with his friends and family. Dustin was a loving, caring, reliable friend to all, and he had a smile that was infectious. He was a joyful, selfless person and improved people’s lives by demonstrating what is important, and not to stress the small things in life. Dustin will be remembered by his contagious laugh, and his impact on all the hearts he touched.
Our hearts will always miss Dustin along with the love he gave us, and it will take time to figure out how to go on with our lives without him. But our hearts will more so forever be sad for the future that was taken from him, and the moments in life Dustin will never be able to experience for himself.
“To hell with what people think. Just be who you are and you’ll be happy.” -Willie Nelson
Those left to cherish Dustin’s memory are his parents, Robert and Tina Smiley, both of Cedar Rapids; sisters, Brandie (Ian Sinon) Smiley of Denver, Colo., and Hope (Troy) Smiley-Neagle of Solon, Iowa; brother, Will Smiley of Salt Lake City, Utah; nieces and nephew, Harper, Sunny Smiley-Neagle and Marshall Sinon; grandmothers, Janell Smiley and Peggy Vens; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dustin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Smiley and Robert Vens; and also his aunt, Felicia.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.