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Earl C. Smithmyer Jr.
November 11, 1935 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Earl C. Smithmyer Jr., 87, of Ashville, died September 20, 2023, at the home of his son Jim Smithmyer. Born November 11, 1935, in Chest Springs, son of the late Earl C. Sr. and Marie (Storm) Smithmyer. Preceded in death by his wife the former Alene Miller on July 28, 2022, daughter, Carrie Wall, infant twin sons: Joseph and John, siblings: Barbara Yeager, Alice (Tom) Farabaugh, Ed, and Thomas. Survived by children: Bill (Cathy Adams), Lori Clauto, Randy (Michelle Clements), and Jim (Brenda McMullen), 11 grandchildren: Christopher, Jason (Andrea), Adam (Stefani), Nickolas (Sara), Justin (Bethany), Keith (Ashley), Jeff, Benjamin (Emily), Jalynn (Cory), Sara, and Bryce, 8 great grandchildren: Haley, Avonelle, Brody, Zander, Isaac, Emmett, Cara, and Brynlee Mae, brothers, Dave (Judy) and Jack (Eileen), brother-in-law, Al Yeager, sisters-in-law, Elaine Smithmyer and Mary Lou Smithmyer. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Earl enjoyed gardening. He was a founding member of the Clearfield Creek Watershed Association, where he served many terms as President. He spent countless hours volunteering at St. Thomas Catholic church, Ashville, and other Community Organizations. Earl was a self- employed master plumber for over 42 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Monday, Rev. Albert Ledoux, Celebrant. Committal, St. Monica Cemetery, Chest Springs. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, where a Vigil Service will be held Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, or the Clearfield Creek Watershed Association in Earl’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com