Brian J. Smithberger

Brian Jay Smithberger, 55, of Marietta, passed away Thursday (June 6, 2013) at home.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1957, in Marietta, to the late Robert Dale Smithberger and the late Patricia Jane Shrader Smithberger. He was a Warren High School graduate, Class of 1976. He enjoyed his job at Peoples Cartage Inc., fishing, auto racing and sweet tea. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others and his wonderful smile.

He is survived by a daughter, Alisha Mae Smithberger of Marietta; four brothers, Robert Smithberger Jr. of Lowell, Brent Smithberger, Barry (Carla) Smithberger, Drew (Alicia) Smithberger, all of Marietta; half brother, Dale Gutberlet of Franklin, New Hampshire; half sister, Marie (Joseph) Kiley of Dayton; two nieces, Rachel Smithberger of Peru, Indiana and Michelle (Casey) Bell of El Paso, Texas; and a great-nephew, Mason Bell.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (June 12) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Mahaffy officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

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