Jesse Leroy Smedley

August 23, 1941 - May 28, 2021

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Jesse L. Smedley, 79 of Cable, Ohio passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.

Jesse was born August 23, 1941 in Morehead, Kentucky the son of Jesse E. and Hester M. (Foster) Smedley. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing, and walking through the woods. He also liked to play cards. Jesse was a loving husband, father and grandfather who worked hard to provide for his family. He was always quick with a smile and had a kind soul.

Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Cynthia Smedley; children, Amanda Smedley, Christy Mingus (fiancé, Bill), Ethan Smedley (fiancé, Haley Dye) and Casey Smedley (fiancé Nicholas Todd); grandchildren, Luke, Parker, Emma, Gabriel and Keenan; siblings, Ronald (Regina) Smedley, Ruth Henriquez, Mary Montgomery and Pauline McKenzie as well as 20 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Charles Smedley, Harold Smedley and Mildred Carter.

Friends may call on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The family requests all to dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jesse's memory to Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region, PO Box 31907, Independence, OH 44131-4854 or to Ohio's Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Robert Mckinney - Jun 4, 2021
We send our condolences also prayers for the family. His dad was a very special friend to us. May God comfort give you strenght during this difficult time.
Jan Knight - Jun 2, 2021
I'm so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jesse. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patti Stryker - Jun 1, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear that Uncle Leroy passed. I send my condolences to the family.
Candy Carmin - Jun 1, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Praying for you and your family my friend.
Pam Beaver - Jun 1, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Jesse. He was such a kind and gently soul. May God wrap his loving arms around your family in this time of need. Love, Pam Beaver (Millie's daughter)

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