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JACOB C. “JAKE” SMITHBERGER

Jacob C. “Jake” Smithberger, 76, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the V.A. Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He was born at Woodsfield, on Dec. 10, 1944, a son of the late Nelson and Ella Zwick Smithberger.

He was a former co-owner of the former Smithberger Sawmill near Lewisville, was a member of the American Legion, Post 87, Woodsfield and was a Catholic by faith. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and going to the racetrack.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eiko Gaja Smithberger; a sister, Donna Mae Bolon and a granddaughter, Deanna Smithberger.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Lyden, of Woodsfield, Tess Hill, of Woodsfield; two brothers, Jim Smithberger, of Lewisville, Kiven (Melissa) Smithberger, of Clarington; one sister, Nina (Daryl) Highman, of Senecaville; seven grandchildren, Tyler Graham, Cortney Gallicchio, Jacob Hill, Kory Hill, Camden Hill, Dustin Graham, Macey Sprouse; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, with military graveside honors.