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Jerold Noel Smyer

August 21, 1931 — August 3, 2010

Jerold Noel Smyer

JEROLD NOEL "JED" SMYER, age 78, of Lewisburg, OH, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at his residence. Born on August 21, 1931 in Wengerlawn, OH, he was the son of the late Clifford Ross & Bessie Faye (Mathias) Smyer. He retired in 1990 from DESC. He was a 1949 Lewisburg Union High School graduate, served as a MP in the National Guard at Ft. Custer, MI and served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Preceded in death by Brothers: Charles, Richard and James Smyer; Sisters: LaDonna Delight Bierly, Naundous Varnell Wease and LeJeana Hapner.

Survived by Wife of 57 years: Inge Lotte (Krämer) Smyer; Daughter: Sonja K. (Robert) Minor, Madison, IN; Sons: Jerold N. (Lana) Smyer, II, of Georgia, Timothy S. (Denise) Smyer, Lewisburg, OH, Gary D. Smyer, West Manchester, OH. Brother: Jack B. (Josephine) Smyer, Jacksonville, FL. Grandchildren: Andy and Cory Kouts, Jared, Jonathan, Michael and Nicholas Smyer; Great Grandchildren: Katie, Kaleb, Nathaniel, Gabriel and Shelby.

There will be no public services. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg with Rev. David O. Justis officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Preble County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Lewisburg, OH. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at

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