James H. Smeal, 47, of 168 S. Jones St., Lock Haven, died Sept. 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 4, 1966 in Philipsburg, to the late Judith M Burfield Smeal who died July 13, 2003 and Ralph I. Smeal who survives in Philipsburg.
On Nov. 7, 2002 he married Bridgett M Chapman who survives at home
Jim was a veteran serving in the U. S. Marine Corps
He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and football.
Jim was a 1983 graduate of the Lock Haven High School and was a former employee of Avis America where he had worked for ten years.
Jim is survived by two sons, Herbert B. Robinson, Lock Haven, and James H. Smeal, Jr., Renovo; four daughters, Natisa (Dennis) Wynn and Tisha Smeal, both of Lock Haven, Chealsia Robinson of Sundance, Wyo. abd Lorissa Shade, Renovo; six brothers, William (Debbie) Smeal and Terry (Kathy) Smeal both of Philipsburg, Paul Smeal and Jeffery Waite both of Williamsport, Ralph (Kelly) Smeal, Jr., of Castanea, and Michael (Jennifer) Smeal, Lock Haven; eight sisters, Bea Daggett, New York, Tracy (Richard) Leitch and Melissa (William) Dale, both of Lock Haven, Donna Smeal of Jersey Shore, Tina Bower of Avis, and Wendy (Donald) English, Michelle (Jr.) Baer and Dana Waite all of Williamsport. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Smeal and a Brother, Rodger Smeal
Jim is also survived by a special friend, Ronald Coleman
Services will be at 11 a.m. Fri., Sept. 20, in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St. Mill Hall, with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating.
Interment will be at Linwood Cemetery, McElhattan. Visitiation will be from 9 AM until time of services Friday in the funeral home
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are being accepted by the funeral home to assist with the final arrangements.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.