DYER, IN - Dave E. Markley, age 78, of Dyer, Indiana, died Thursday, February 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Betty Markley, nee Mate, loving father of Rick (Jean) Markley, grandfather of Michael and Damien Markley and great-grandfather of Madelyn Markley. He was a dear brother of Robert (Mary) Markley, Roger (late Mary Lou) Markley and Audrey (late Zeke) Wenger. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Madge, nee Riley, Markley.
Mr. Markley was a U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Intrepid.
Visitation Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM at SMITS FUNERAL HOME 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN. Funeral service Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6709 Arizona Ave. Hammond, IN with services conducted by Rev. Jim Thompson. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery - Crown Point, IN.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in memory of Dave be given to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at