The Jackson High School graduate was a veteran of Desert Storm. He was a member of Pinelake Baptist Church in Brandon and a former member of Crossgates Baptist Church. He was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration at the Jackson Mississippi Airport.
Survivors include his wife, Elise Smyly of Brandon; a son, Brian Paul Smyly of Brandon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Boyd Smyly Sr. of Jackson; and brother, Stephen Smyly of Huntsville.
A memorial service was conducted at Pinelake Baptist Church, Reservoir Campus, May 17 directed by Baldwin Lee Funeral Home. A memorial plaque will be placed in the Grove Hill Mathews Cemetery.