Tyler Patrick Smothers, 26, of Roanoke, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 2021 at home. Born April 19, 1995 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Mark and Luann (Mathews) Smothers.
Growing up in rural Roanoke, Tyler could be found reading, drawing, being out doors, playing soccer and playing with his cousins. He played the drums in concert band and ran cross country for one year with his sister before an ankle injury kept him from going further. Tyler went on to graduate from Huntington North High School with the Class of 2013.
Following high school, Tyler took an interest in his dad's job as a charter bus driver. The two of them would also begin a trucking company, MTS and currently work together for Clarks Recycling in Huntington. With a giving heart, Tyler would do anything for anyone. He was loyal and family oriented. As his grandpa's health declined, Tyler was there to help both his grandma and his grandpa. He enjoyed shooting guns, camping with family and friends, and hanging out with his siblings.
Tyler is survived by a large loving family including his parents, Mark and Luann Smothers; grandmother, Ann Smothers; brother, Jim Bashop, sister, Jackie (Aaron) Zuercher, sister, Kelsey (DJ) Simmons, brother, Zach (Montana) Smothers and his youngest brother, Bryce (Brianna McClellan) Smothers; aunts, Karen (Dan) Sherbahn and Sharon Lay; cousins, Jennifer, Jessica, Jocelyn; seven nieces and nephews; and beloved family dog, Aeries. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don Smothers on September 1, 2021 and Bob and Nila Mathews.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 am Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Brad Miller of First Church of God officiating. A committal service will follow at his family's home and Tyler will be laid to rest at Pleasant Chapel Cemetery in rural Roanoke. The family encourages casual attire in Tyler's memory. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Tyler's family. Visit www.DeMoneyGrimes.com to send Tyler's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.
Tyler's service may also be watched live at 9:55 a.m. Friday though Facebook on DeMoney-Grimes Live page.
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