Jesse Smith

Jesse E. Smith

Tuesday, October 11th, 1960 - Monday, January 20th, 2020
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Jesse E. Smith, age 59, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, in Valley Grove, WV. Born October 11, 1960, in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Edwin F. and Constance Mohn Smith.
Jesse was an owner/operator and over the road truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion Post 223 in Shippensburg, PA. Jesse enjoyed football, riding atvs, boating, shooting, and he loved driving.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kathleen Martens, Smith, whom he married February 12, 2008; four children, Tonya L. Velazquez of Gettysburg, PA, Tiffany Hernandez of TN, John Smith of Fayetteville, PA, and Joseph Smith (wife Audra) of Chambersburg, PA; two step-children, Sharon Russell of FL and Mark Russell of Waynesboro, PA; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Selene Weller (husband John) of Newville, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the American Legion Post 223, 100 Dykeman Rd, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
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Tiffany hernandez

Posted at 11:35pm
Hi Daddy just letting you know you where such a kind hearted man. You always were smiling and put others before yourself. You always made sure your family was good. I will forever miss you as a piece of me left with you that morning. I love you always.
Your baby girl


Posted at 07:29pm
There are no words to express the sadness that follows events such as these. There is simply no way to prepare oneself for the void that is created by the loss of such a large and ebullient personality. But as with all negatives in life, life must continue to move onward for those left to live it. Jessie would want it that way, and I could hear him now laugh with that cavernous roar of his about how he wouldn’t want people to cry over him. Unfortunately, not all of us share his unique abilities to flex life’s many negatives in to a positive, a trait that he mastered as second to none. We who are left, are left with crying, sadness, sorrow and the emptiness that always creeps along with loss. We hurt deeply; we scream painfully while pulsating with disbelief; but then, as like a gift from our Father in Heaven, we sense that perhaps this negative can be turned in to a positive to help us remember what we were able to share with each other, and to make our relationships with who we still have all the more meaningful. In closing, the words of a far greater man than I’ll ever be seems most appropriate at this time: “In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say” - Abraham Lincoln.

Good bye dear uncle, may peace and joy accompany you on your journey to the Father. We’ll all miss you and we’ll see you soon big guy! — Your boy Jonathan Weller

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