Jonathan Smitley

Jonathan Ross Smitley

NEWARK: A funeral service for Jonathan Ross Smitley, 30, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Rev. William J. Rauch officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Jonathan worked for AC Lister and Company. He passed away November 23, 2012, at the James Cancer Hospital. He was born September 12, 1982, in Newark, to Carl and Danette (Conner) Smitley, Jr.

He was an avid BASS and MBAA fisherman and enjoyed mud running, rock crawling and golfing.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lucy (Pethtel) Smitley; children, Taylor and Jonathan Ross Smitley, Jr.; Truffles; brothers, Jeremy (Vanessa) Smitley and Joey Smitley both of Heath; maternal grandparents, Jack and Kathryn Conner of Newark; nieces, Aaliyah, Marissa and Carly Smitley all of Heath; aunt, Marti Conner of Newark; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Mary Pethtel of Newark; sister-in-law, Dee Dee Pethtel of Newark, and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Laura Smitley, Sr., and uncle, Doug Conner.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for his two children, C/O Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Ohio 43055 or to the James Cancer Hospital.

The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at and click obituaries/guestbook entry.


Funeral Home

Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055

Published in the Advocate on Nov. 26, 2012