Heywood Lyle Smiley

August 5, 1957December 30, 2018
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Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me . . . but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone. It’s all a part of the master plan A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds, Miss me . . . but let me go.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 11, 2019

Heywood Lyle Smiley

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Q T (papa Felton

January 6, 2019

I got so many stories when we first moved on the block the smileys where the first to welcome us to the block I was bout 12 years old we played every day together went through grade school all the way to college together, we learned the streets and bout life together when he met his wife Sherry we were together before he passed away we were together in thoughts, in our heart and in our spirit together and God is good we will be in heaven together what can separate us not life not death nor powers nor things to come see u soon my bro my friend, my leo bro my warrior, u kept me strong so many years thank u and thank God RIP

Ted Hamlin

January 5, 2019

He led the knights in basketball...

Quinton Felton

January 4, 2019

So many memories thank you Jesus I remember playing basketball in his back yard till him and Gerald start fighting and mom make them come in the house, playing football in the street or my dad stoping him on my front porch giving him a scripture or us pileing in the car going to the club or concert, or in college dorm together we did it all together my heart is full of joy n pain today see you soon my bro

Quinton Papa Felton

January 4, 2019

Heaven just got a real one not a fake one a true warrior, my child hood friend n bro from the basketball court to the club we did it all together when he met his wife Sherry we were together I thank God for the time we had together see you soon bro

Dennis Bannarn

January 3, 2019

To The Family: Heywood was my Big Brother we grew up in the 70’s and times wasn’t the best but we had plenty of Love ask Uncle Gearld Wayne Heywood put us all on the map he was the best Highschool Basketball player this city Okla City had seen his range was half court Big Gearld also had skills so Nehews I hope to meet you someday So Papa and I can tell you about your Dad I Love you all So Long my Brother “Fish RIH “

Jerry Bracy

January 3, 2019

Heywood was just good people. Big heart & a bigger smile. You couldn’t be around him & not have a better time. When I came into the family he was the first person to make me feel welcome. I had so much fun just hanging out talking about whatever was going on in our lives.

He always made time for people & those he loved. He was so proud of his boys Jermaine & Gerald. What great young men they have become. He loved Sherry his wife unconditionally.

My friend you will truly be missed!!

Vince Davis

January 3, 2019

When I was in my early 20s ( now I’m 47) Heywood and Sherry opened their home to me when my family would not ( let’s just say I wasn’t behaving properly) .. I was treated exactly as Gerald and Jermaine in the sense of being welcome and part of the family.
Heywood always had a warm and genuine smile, an amazing laugh and honest opinion about whatever you asked him, and would tell you the truth weather or not you were going to like his response. In retrospect I will always remember how me made me feel loved and welcome and he “let me be me “...
he could see that I was “unique” but he knew my heart and that always set me at ease.
Heywood loved his wife,his boys , his family and friends .......and we loved him so much.
I’m forever grateful for what Heywood and Sherri did for me. I remember thanking him once...he said, “ You’re welcome ...maybe you can help someone someday too. “
I’ll be sure and do just that.

I love you Heywood.

Terri McQuade

January 3, 2019

Heywood will be greatly missed by all, He had a huge heart for everyone. Every time I came to visit he never missed a warm hug, My prayers to Jermaine, Gerald & Family, Love you, Terri

Samantha Wittman

January 2, 2019