James “Smokey” Buell


James “Smokey” Buell, 93, of New Whiteland passed away on November 23, 2022. He was born on December 29, 1928 in Greensburg the son of Roy and Bertha Clemons Buell. On June 25, 1949 he married Margaret Short and together they had five children. Smokey worked at BCA for 25 years retiring in 1997 and worked for 20 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a yellow shirt, retiring in 2004.

Survivors include: Son, Richard (Jodi) Buell; Daughters, Linda (Bret) Prouty, Dian Cobler (Mark Corbin), Mona Lou (Mike) Painter; Brother, Don (Hazel) Buell; 10 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren and seven Great Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Wife; Son, James Dale Buell; Great Granddaughter, Jorden Cobler; Brother, Joe Buell; and Sisters, Betty Small, Sarah Layton, Maxine Brown and Martha Davis.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral will be Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am also at Gilliland-Howe with Pastor Ray Sweet officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Moose Heart Children’s Home in care of the Moose Lodge #2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.