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John Marston Smithson

May 3, 1961 August 1, 2018
John Marston Smithson
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John M. "Marty" Smithson, 57, of Bellefontaine, OH passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

Marty was born on May 3, 1961 in Kenton, OH, a son of the late Marston E. “Slim” and Donna Marie Johnson Smithson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary.

He married Valarie Toms on February 14, 1986 in Lakeview, OH and she survives. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Carri Howard, three step-grandchildren, Derek Mott, Damian Carden, and Kaleb Carden, four sisters, Marsha Haggard, Carol Cognion, Debbie Davis and Patty Fogelsong, two brothers, Stewart and Bill Cupps and several nieces and nephews.

Marty enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards.

No public services will be observed at this time.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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